Title: Ellen Foster
Author: Kaye Gibbons
Finished: April 18, 2009
Ellen Foster is the story of a young girl in transition, she is moved from home to home, first after the death of her mother, and then after social services takes her away from her father. Her only friend is a black girl who isn’t very smart, but Ellen chooses her over everyone else.
The story is told in past and present, as Ellen describes her new life and family while filling the reader in on her backlife so they know how she transitioned. It is such a sweet and sad story of innocence and growing up as Ellen finally sees how it is to be a kid and not have to take care of everyone.
Picked for Oprah’s book club, it was such a great easy story, quick to read.
Challenges: Book Into Movie, 999 Challenge, 100+ Challenge, New Authors Challenge, RYOB Challenge, Book Binge, Project Fill in the Gaps