A young girl looks back at the previous few years when she lived in the poor American south with an abusive father, whom she hates. Ellen's odyssey starts when she decides she can stand her father and his friends no longer. Written in the grammatically inexact language of an uneducated twelve-year-old, this is the story of poverty, abuse, race, family, and growth.
Original title: Ellen Foster
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Coming of Age
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Social Issues