April 9, 2012

Returnable Girl by Pamela Lowell

The kids in this book have some very serious problems. Don't get me wrong, I have problems, but not like theirs. Ronnie is a Headstrong-thinks-she-knows-better-than-you kind of kid. Cat is a very gullible, easy to trick girl, and she needs all the help she can possibly get. Because she is one weird girl. This book is written in the style of a memoir, but I don't think anyone would write this about themselves.

Here's the Blurb:

Abandoned. That's how Ronnie Hartman feels after her mother and Kenny, her mom's good-for-nothing boyfriend, move to Alaska, bringing Ronnie's two younger brothers with them and leaving her behind. Now thirteen years old, Ronnie has been "returned" from multiple foster homes because of her impulsive lying and stealing. Her latest foster mom, Alison, is Ronnie's very last chance. If she doesn't want to end up in some awful residential treatment center. Meanwhile, Ronnie wants more than anything to fit in with the popular crowd, especially with the beautiful (but stuck-up) Paige. But when Ronnie betrays her only friend, a chubby outcast named Cat, she begins a pattern of deception that can only end in disaster. As Ronnie struggles to define herself, an important letter will present her with the most heart-wrenching decision of her life: to accept the woman who wants to adopt her, or to return to the mother who once abandoned her.

                        I give this Book Two Stars.

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