Sep 10, 07
Read in September, 2007
This starts out a little too gritty--neglected kids with mean drug-using "friends" and a spiteful foster mom. Add in a 16-yr-old girl falling in love with her 31-year-old lecherous foster dad, and I almost stopped reading.
But it got better. The narrator develops a real friendship with the neighbor boy and actually starts liking the four "special needs kids" she lives with.
I like happy endings, but this ending is a little too "super-happy-happy" for my tastes--everything turns out perfectly in a very short amount of time. But I don't begrudge the authors too much.