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White Oleander

41 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Janet Fitch

Oprah Book Club® Selection, May 1999:Astrid Magnussen, the teenage narrator of Janet Fitch's engrossing first novel,White Oleander, has a mother who is as sharp as a new knife. An uncompromising poet, Ingrid despises weakness and self-pity, telling … see full wiki

Author: Janet Fitch
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
6 reviews about White Oleander
review by . June 25, 2010
White Oleander is the story of Astrid and her journey through adolescence. But not any normal adolescence. After her mother leaves (for reasons I don't want to spoil for you), she is forced to go through multiple foster homes and meets many people on the way. Some good, some terrible, some tragic--Astrid learns life lessons no girl as young as she should learn so young. She is forced to grow up to quickly, and has to face her mother's issues while trying to deal with her own at the same …
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
good novel. worth reading
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
I love the poetry in this book. Well-written!
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
aawww, please read this one!
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
Great book!
review by . January 18, 2000
We see it on television, the movies, the newsmedia, and the tabloids...now we have another forced feeding account of the Bad parent/Bruised child in the form of a novel. Fitch writes well and draws characters realistically. It is a shame such talent is squandered on a soap opera story. How many more of these "down and out deserted kids" tales will be written? A depressing read without redemption, BUT this author has the skills down well.
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