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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ellen Foster - Summer 2010 - Genre: Women's Lives

Genre #9 -- Women's Lives
Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
read 6/29/2010

The first word that comes to my mind about this books is "delightful". Though I'm not sure how Gibbons manages to write a book about an orphan girl who gets tossed from one cruddy family member to the next, yet still leave me with the word "delightful" after reading it. The first-person narrating is expertly and realistically done, and you can't help being drawn in by Ellen's story. Ellen's is a story of suffering, yet her attitude is one of victory. I challenge you to read this book and not fall in love with Ellen.

This book was part of my 2010 summer reading program.

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