Anonymous The Author really took a life of a kid that was fairly poor and made it into a outstanding book. It's about dealing with life when your family is a whacky family. Her dad is gone, her mom basically lives in the shed painting, Caddy disapeared, Saffy is always with Sarah, Indigo has David and well she is missing Tom. Now that David moved in Rose isn't happy and Saffy stays the night with Sarah everyday. Darling Michael is never visiting anymore and Caddy didn't marry him.