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The Decoding of Lana Morris by Laura McNeal
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Sep 10, 2007

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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.
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