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Foster Girl, a Memoir

4.07  ·  Rating Details ·  27 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Georgette Todd's mother was shot in the head when she was a small child. Her father was never in the picture and with hardly any available or "appropriate" family members willing to care for Georgette and her baby sister, both girls had no choice but to enter foster care. And that's when life really spun out of control for the Todd sisters. In "Foster Girl, A Memoir," ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 9th 2013 by Alala Books
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Melissa Crytzer Fry
This memoir offers a heartbreaking look at the failures of the US foster care system - especially for those children who bounce around in the system for years. The author, Georgette Todd, shares a harrowing tale of abuse but ultimate fortitude to overcome her situation thanks, in part, to a loving foster parent who stepped in "just in time."
Najela
Nov 05, 2016 Najela rated it liked it
It was pretty good.
Rawknroll
Jun 23, 2016 Rawknroll rated it it was amazing
This is a remarkable book. It's a very raw, brutally honest, and incredibly thoughtful and insightful memoir of Todd's time inside the US foster care system. I loved her voice - at turns vulnerable, confessional, strong, defiant, and spirited. She has endured some really terrible things and while they might be difficult to read, they only serve to better help you understand the depth of her strength, and appreciate how much she truly has accomplished. It's a brave piece of writing from a ...more
Laura Mathew
Feb 05, 2014 Laura Mathew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. Such am amazing book. Georgette gives all the foster children a voice and now you can't say you don't know how the system needs to be changed.
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