It was an excellent book according to my nine year old daughter. She also said it teaches you a valuable lesson in dealing with loved one who goes away to war.
If your little girl loves American Girls, This is a must have book!! Great for bedtime reading bonding with your child.
this last installment in the American Girls series of WWII era Molly is a darling addition to the complete set. My daughter really enjoyed hearing about life that Grandma experienced as a young girl. It made later years of studying WWII more personal.
Molly McIntire and her friends, Linda and Susan, are trying out to be Miss Victory, in their big dance program. Molly practices every day, and thinks she has a pretty good chance for the most important part. She is worried that she won't look pretty with her hair "as straight as sticks". Linda and Susan have an idea to help Molly. They put their money together to buy a home permanent. The girls hide out in Molly's garage to begin the perm. Molly finds out at the last minute, her friend Susan doesn't really know how to roll a perm. She has seen someone with a perm before, but it couldn't be that hard.
Molly's family gets news that her father will be coming home from the war. This makes Molly even more determined to get the part of Miss Victory, and to show her father how grown-up she has become, while he was away.