After four years being an evacuee, 12 year old Rusty returns home to her mother,to find that she has a little brother that she did not know about.Her mother thinks that she has changed a lot and seems to forever be shouting at her. Her snobbish grandmother is excessivly mean to Rusty and thinks that she has turned bad. She is then sent to an all girls boarding school where she does not fit in. Compared to the other pupils, she is behind in work. She is forever shouted at by teachers about her accent and they think that she is common and cheekey.She has a very unhappy time at school until she meets Lance, a fellow evacuee with excactly the same problems...... I thouroughly enjoyed this book and would reccomend it to anyone. Once I started reading, I could never put it down.