Little, Brown & Co., 2003 (2003)
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Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
aula McLain has written a story of three little girls who were abandoned by their parents and spent their growing years in foster homes.
is not an expos9 of the foster care system, but rather a poignant tale of Paula and her sisters Teresa and Penny, all trying to survive a loveless life.
ne family welcomed them with love and affection and then turned them back to the system. The husband in another forced Paula to engage in sexual activity with him. Their last home was with Bub - a born loser - and Hilde, who seemed to me to be in dire need of counseling.
he sisters survived through intermittent visits to their Granny, and their love for each other. Their story is heartbreaking at times. At others, it is full of the exuberance that is the right of every child. This is a warm and loving book, uplifting, and filled with the warmth of the woman who lived this story. There are valuable lessons to be learned from
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