Ruby Lavender wanted to enjoy a nice summer with Miss Eula but Miss Eula decides to to take a vacation to Hawaii to see her newest granddaughter. So Ruby must learn how to raise her new chickens and avoid mean Melba Jane by herself. Then, Ruby accidentally knocks a bucket of paint on Melba Jane and the worst comes to Ruby when Melba Jane tries to get revenge.
I loved this book so much. I really liked when Ruby shares her thoughts on Melba Jane bullying her. When she does, I feel myself getting angry with Melba Jane and then I want to "scratch her eyes out"! I also really liked the idea of Miss Eula going faraway for some time and Ruby must suffer without her. I can relate to that because sometimes I feel very sad that someone I love is faraway.