Elsie was a child I could relate to when I was young. Sincere and serious and spiritual with innate principles. How thrilled I was to find someone like me! I often struggled with issues like the boy at school I liked intensely cursed. What angst this caused me.I forgot the name of the little girl and the books but her effort at perfection remained with me always.I stumbled upon the books in my fifties and loved them again. Hard to believe the harsh and hateful reviews on this blog. Hating attempts at goodness? Thanks for this book.