A series of three short stories introducing Rebecca, a Canadian
teenager, living in Montreal during the 1940s. In the title
The Blue Dress,
Rebecca receives a second-hand blue dress as a gift. When she is
forced to give up her hand-made needlepoint pillow in return, she
finds a way to exact a fitting revenge for the adults'
Rebecca's War tells
the story of WWII through the experiences of Rebecca and her
Japanese schoolmate, a Sunday dinner with refugees, and a
frightening encounter with a concentration camp
Rebecca sees a condom for the first time. This new knowledge has an
unusual effect on a practical joke, she and her friend, Jackie,
play on the maid in Jackie's home.