The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster

The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster

eBook - 2013
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In this sequel to Gibbons's beloved classic Ellen Foster, Ellen, now fifteen, is settled into a permanent home with a new mother. Strengthened by adversity and blessed with enough intelligence to design a salvation for herself, she still feels ill at ease. But while she holds fast to the shreds of her child­hood—humoring her best friend, Stuart, who is determined to marry her; and protecting her old neighbor, slow-witted Starletta—she begins to negotiate her way into a larger world.With a singular mix of perspicacity, naïveté, and compas­sion, Ellen draws us into her life and makes us fall in love with her all over again.
Publisher: 2013
ISBN: 9780547541433
Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Oct 07, 2012

I was looking forward to this sequel to "Ellen Foster", but the author seems to have lost her way in the intervening 20 years. In this book, Ellen is now 15, an exceptional adolescent hoping to go to Harvard. She comes to terms with her past through discovering more of her mother's life. The background is southern and backwoods. Overall, it seemed overally sentimental and unrealistic.

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