Faith, Hope and Ivy June by Phyllis Reynolds Nayor
Ivy June Mosely and Catherine Combs live in different parts of Kentucky. Ivy June lives with her grandparents because her parents house is too crowded. Catherine lives with her parents in a large beautiful house in a richer town of Kentucky.
Ivy Jean Mosely and Catherine Combs were in the seventh grade and were choosen to be part of a student exchange pragam. Both girls were to write their daily adventures in a journal that they were to share with their classmates when their visits during spring break were over. Both girls were curious of each other and had wondered if this was going to be a good experience or not.
Ivy Jean was nervous about Catherine comming to stay with her family. She imagined that Catherine was rich and snooty. Would she react badly to having to use an outhouse, not being able to take a shower? How would she react to living with her family? Catherine was also nervous able having someone come live with her family. Would Ivy June have manners? Will she be accepted by her friends?
Both girls have many questions about the other girl and about where they live. Are they alike at all or will they be so different that they won't like each other at all.
As they visit each other's homes they find that although they have many differences, they are alike in many ways. When tragedy comes both girls comfort each other and find that they indeed have a frienship that they want to keep.