This novel for ages nine and up is the story of a resilient young girl who struggles as the daughter of an alcoholic father and an absentee mother. Left alone to fend for herself for days at a time, she is observed by a kind and compassionate saleswoman at the mall she retreats to every day after school to avoid going "home." The saleswoman gains her trust and takes action into her own hands by re...
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Tundra Books (February 12, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 7.6 inches
Amazon Rank: 6149789
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“I got this book free from LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program.I have to warn you, this is a pretty depressing book. The eleven-year-old protagonist, Jules, lives with her single dad, an alcoholic who sometimes leaves her home alone for days at a ...”
orting the girl's situation to social services. She is placed in foster care, where she dreams of being reunited with her dad, despite the deprivations in her life with him. The relationship between the girl and her foster mother is painful, and the girl's spirit disintegrates. Eventually, the saleswoman "adopts" the girl into her caring family, whose love and support enable her, finally, to believe in herself.