Ravings of a Book Junkie

An avid reader, if books were sustenance I'd be fat as a hog. I mainly read dark urban fantasies, but like to mix things up book-wise, just never enough time to read all the books I want to read!

Ellen Foster (Oprah's Book Club (Pb))

Ellen Foster - Kaye Gibbons Ellen Foster is written from the POV of an 11 year old girl who daydreams about killing her alcoholic, abusive father. Left mostly on her own after her mother kills herself, she describes her life with no self pity and copes with managing the household bills and getting food for herself as if it were not anything out of the ordinary. Shuttled between uncaring relatives after her father too dies, she doesn't become hardened and bitter, yet keeps an ever hopeful eye out for a better life for herself. A short but moving read, I highly recommend this one.