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White Oleander by Janet Fitch
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Apr 14, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction, read-2009
Read in September, 2009

A passionate, hypnotic and dangerous novel about a daughter and her mother. Astrid has been raised by her mother, Ingrid a beautiful, headstrong poet. Astrid's world revolves around Ingrid; she forgives her everything. Until Ingrid murders a former lover and is imprisoned for life...

I picked this book up in a charity shop for 50p and boy am I glad! This is certainly the best book that I have read this year. The story spans five years in which Astrid tells her story as she is placed in foster care and struggles to maintain a relationship with her Mother.

It was very interesting to see how each of Astrid's foster Mothers and other influential characters, shaped her and made her into what she became.

Anyway, I highly recommend this. It is brilliant. This book is going into my permanent collection never to be given away, sold or shared :)
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