The Not-So-Great Depression is a book that a majority of middle school students can relate to considering our current economy. Everything seems to be going well for Jacki, a big house with money never being an issue, until now. Jacki’s mother has been laid off which put her family in a financial crisis. Many problems begin to unravel as her mom’s struggles to find a job. Jacki, an optimist, tries to look on the brighter side of her family’s crisis. But is it enough? This book shows the financial difficulties experienced by a family that many people can relate to, but is draped with entertainment and humor. This book is a realistic fun book, so I highly recommend this book!