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Stone Girl by Eleni Hale
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really liked it
bookshelves: author-australia, culture-australia, social-issues, woman-author, young-adult

Australia, the Lucky Country. Not for 12 year old Sophie who finds herself a ward of the State after her alcoholic mother dies. Sophie quickly learns how to survive in a broken system and lives in various foster homes while spiralling into alcohol, drugs and crime.
This is a harrowing story, based on the author's own experiences. The voice of the narrator is honest, raw and rages with frustration, anger, confusion, hopelessness and loneliness.
The book left me feeling quite deflated and unsettled to read about the lives of those children with no parental or guardian support and love, living in the same city as I do.
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Reading Progress

September 27, 2018 – Shelved
September 27, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
Started Reading
December 11, 2018 – Shelved as: author-australia
December 11, 2018 – Shelved as: culture-australia
December 11, 2018 – Shelved as: social-issues
December 11, 2018 – Shelved as: woman-author
December 11, 2018 – Shelved as: young-adult
December 11, 2018 – Finished Reading

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