This was surprisingly similar to what is going on, comparing the Spanish Influenza with this current Covid 19. Thankfully it is not as bad but it was cool to read about how people had to wear some sort of mask and were blocked from trolleys and such if they were not wearing one.
The book view switches between 13 year old Pia and Bernice. Pia is an amazing character! Very resilient despite what is going on and determined to protect her twin brothers until their dad returns from the war. Berenice on the other hand... I hate her! I do not like her views and what she does to try to make the world more to her liking, including stealing Pia's brothers when Pia falls ill. Bernice does provide a good foil for Pia though.
This is a good story and I found myself rooting for Pia through all of it. And I do adore the ending! I highly recommend it!