The Mandie series is great. Mandie is a country girl who used to live with her father, stepmother, and stepsister, Irene. Mandie did not know this and lived happily, thinking nothing could go wrong in Charley Gap. But when her father dies, her mother treats Mandie like she is a servant. Mandie runs away to live with her Uncle John and finds out he isn’t there. Between the time Mandie stays at her Uncle John’s house and he comes home, a lot takes place. Throughout the series, Mandie has exciting adventures, and I was happy to read them.