Minni wants to attend computer class, she wants her brother to become a superstar chef, and she wants her family to have regular access to clean water. When she has to take her mother's cleaning job for a month (in addition to attending school and standing in line at the pump for water before boiling it to make it clean enough to drink), her schoolwork suffers. She also gets a front row seat to a girl her own age with a private bath, air conditioning, computers - money doesn't limit her dreams.
This book examines family relationships, and the distribution of resources. Readers lucky enough to have consistent running water may examine their own situations differently after reading Minni's story.
" Is this growing up? Learning how dangerous the whole world can be? Learning that not everyone follows the rules."
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