Friday, October 11, 2002
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
A great book about heroism and self preservation. After her mother is inprisoned for killing her lover, Astrid is moved from one foster care home to another. In her search for security and a figure to replace her self centered mother, she turns to herself. I identified with the main character, and applauded her bravery. This would make a great book for high schoolers too.