I have chosen White Oleander by Janet Fitch for the book I wanted to read. It is about a girl, Astrid, who goes through a few foster homes because her mother, Ingrid, who is in prison. She murdered her ex-boyfriend, Barry, because he was seeing other women and didn't want to be with just her anymore.
In this novel Astrid has a life changing experience. In each foster home she goes to she changes her appearance to fit in where she she is staying, but she has he same personality. She has trouble in some in each foster home. In one foster home she gets shot, and in another her foster parent kills her self. She goes to see her mother regularly, but some visit are always the best. Her mother doesn't like the changing of her looks in each foster home, but Astrid doesn't really care. Some of the foster homes Astrid goes to she gets involved with the men.
This novel has some similar and differences to my life. My biological mother was murder and my biological father didn't care about anything but beer and drugs, and he left cause he didn't want us. Astrid's mother murdered someone and she didn't have a father. I went to a foster home and they my aunt, now adoptive mother, and uncle, now adoptive father, came and got my brother Charles, sister Candace,and me. Astrid went through many foster homes till she was 18 years of age.
When Astrid is with her mother she really doesn't have any friends, because her mother is her best friend. When she is in the foster homes she talks to people she normally wouldn't. Her mother always told her love is real, but she falls in love with a guy named Paul Trout. He was in the foster home to, and very artistic along with Astrid. They become good friend and then went to love, and she ended up with him in the ended. At the end of the novel she makes suit cases of each part of her, when she was with mother, each foster home she was in, and her life with Paul Trout.
This novel is a...