Everything you need to understand or teach Promises Are for Keeping by Ann Rinaldi.
Promises Are for Keeping is a realistic novel which continues the story of Nicole (Nicki) DeBonis, introduced in Term Paper. Nicki is a fifteen-year-old girl who is struggling to grow up without parents. Her two older brothers serve as her guardians and share the duty of guiding a sister who is reluctant to be guided by any adult. Nicki gets into a number of scrapes, some of which she causes by lying or disobeying the directions of adults. Other situations are escalated by her inability to predict the consequences of her own actions. Although her relationship with her two brothers is somewhat turbulent, the siblings continue to love one another and never fail to be supportive of the efforts of the others.