Summer of the Gypsy Moths is a very cute and amusing book by Sara Pennypacker, the author of the popular younger children's series, Clementine. Pennypacker knows how to write for young girls and this book is no exception. This is the not-so-serious story of two girls who crave family and stability. When they finally get it, their caretaker (Aunt Louise) dies. The two unlikely friends decide to work together to hide Aunt Louise's death so they can continue their living arrangements. Readers must suspend reality for a bit here as as they drag Aunt Louise out back and bury her. They are very resourceful girls who live off the land and fool adults about their caretaker's whereabouts. While working together, they learn about friendship, teamwork, and loyalty. Ultimately, they get that sense of belonging and family they both crave. Although may the plot may seem a bit dark, it is actually not. It's a touching but also fun story for kids who will enjoy reading about two clever girls who live in a largely adult free world. Summer of the Gypsy Moths is a wholesome read and a great choice for older elementary school/younger middle school girls.