Yes, we finally finished this book! (Well, this was actually two books in one.) We have lived with Betsy now since she was five years old, and the girls and I have laughed and cried along with her, all the way through High School. (mostly laughed). If you have a daughter and you haven't read this series with her, or at least given it to her as a gift, you should. It is like an semi-urban Little House on the Prairie. I never read it as a girl, not sure why it never passed under my radar. But an awesome librarian recommended it to us a couple of years ago, and we will be forever grateful. We barely finished reading about her graduation (Book 8), when they made me open up and start Book 9 - Betsy and the Great World. Of we go, on more adventures.