This is the actual diary of Coco Irvine, daughter of a rich lumber baron in St. Paul Minnesota during the 1920's. Coco's family were the St. Paul equivalents of the Rockefellers and Vanderbilts.The book starts out with the editor's notes on the family and the historical context of the time. Then Coco's diary begins and you are transported into the mind of a 13 year old girl from any time period, worrying about grades, parental boundaries, and (of course) boys. She has quite a few adventures, and sometimes gets in hot water...through no fault of her own.I recommend Through No Fault of My Own for anyone who likes to read diaries or historical fiction, especially if they enjoyed The Great Gatsby. Pick it up just to read the off-color joke she tells at the family dinner table. At less than 100 pages, I wished it were longer.Favorite quote, "I don't like my mother very much, but I do want her to like me."