The Genesee Letters by C.W. Phelps
Growing up is never easy. In 1940s Michigan, Jeanne Peterson struggles with her discontented brother, overbearing expectations from her parents, and her best friend, Luie, who brings along a whole different set of complications. With a war going on overseas and the ever-changing landscape of the city around her, Jeanne endeavors to find her place in the world. The Genesee Letters is a coming-of-age story written in letters spanning the 1940s, through war, school, and broken hearts.