Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons

Ellen represents all of the children who are abused and neglected in the world. She is somehow able to withstand all her dysfunctional family has to throw at her and triumph in the end.
The story is told in Ellen's voice, and this girl is all things Southern. It can make it a little difficult to read at first, but the story is well worth the effort.
I found this one at the library last night while I was working and started reading it on the spot. What I didn't realize was I had found another Oprah Book Club selection. I'm drawn to Oprah's choices for some reason. I guess she and I have the same taste in books.
Rating: Four out of five stars

1 comment:

Deneen said...

I swear I read this several years ago, Starletta is sticking in my mind (I read the preview on amazon and saw the name).

There is another part to this now, "The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster".

BTW, Bookstores always get Advanced Reader Copies (ARC's)of certain books or new authors sent to them for employees to read and then recommend. A long, long time ago, I owned a small bookstore and would receive the ARC's.