Life in Winnies sleepy town of Coward Creek, Texas, is just fine for her. Although her troubled mothers distant behavior has always worried Winnie, shes plenty busy caring for her younger sisters, going to school, playing chess with Mr. Levy, and avoiding her testy grandmother. Plus, her sweetheart Nolan is always there to make her smile when shes feeling low. But when the Spanish Influenza claims its first victim, lives are suddenly at stake, and Winnie has never felt so helpless. She must find a way to save the people she loves most, even if doing so means putting her own life at risk.Winnies take-charge attitude will empower and inspire readers, as Jenny Mosss lyrical writing beautifully captures the big-time worries of a small-town girl.