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The Sunday Salon #20: White Oleander

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I am very slow with completing books this semester SUMMER , so I thought that it would be fun to have a progress report of my reading. This is an online reading group where all the participants set aside time to read every Sunday and blog about the experience

This morning, I read another chapter of White Oleander by Janet Finch. (I do not know why the font color changed).  Of all the things I heard about the book, I only remember that the language was beautiful.  So far, I am enjoying the language and imagery.  Most of all, I appreciate the voice of the narrator. The story is told from the perspective of Astrid.    *Spoiler ahead* Her mother goes to prison for killing her lover and (so far) she has been to two foster homes and gotten herself into a bit of trouble in a quest to figure out how she will survive and who she will become.

I am reading this book for two challenges:

Chunkster Challenge

 What is in a Name Challenge.

Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 9:57PM by Registered Commenter[beastmomma] | Comments4 Comments

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Reader Comments (4)

Have you come to the part (very minor) where they get a stick of butter for food for the whole day!? I was in shock. People eat butter? no wait, people who are foster parents give butter as food?! I'm still in shock. That's really all I remember about the book.
August 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCare
I read the part about the butter today. She actually has to STEAL the butter in order to help her friends. It just made me feel bad.
August 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbeastmomma
I have two boks till date in September. My reading had been very slow since July.

September 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergautami
I think there are just slower reading periods during the course of a year.
September 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbeastmomma

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