Francie the girl, is the voice that narrates the story through out the book and she is full of spunk, and socially awkward. Her only saving grace is that she loves to read. When she finally is able to read on her own this is what it says of her,
"From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there was one for every mood."Don't you just love that?