WILLOW RUN is the companion to LILY’S CROSSING by two-time Newbery Honor-Winning author Patricia Reilly Giff. Girlfriends Read just finished our discussion about Lily and now we will explore Meggie’s life. Her world in Rockaway, New York has been turned upside down by World War II. Her older brother, Eddie, is fighting in Europe. Meggie’s father has announced that they must help the war effort and move to Willow Run, Michigan, where he’ll work in a factory, building planes. Meggie is sad about leaving Grandpa and her best friend, Lily, but she tells herself that Willow Run will be an adventure.