Sunday, February 05, 2006

Paterson, Katherine. The same stuff as stars

Paterson, Katherine. The same stuff as stars. HarperTrophy, 2004 [0-06-055712-5]
Angel and her younger brother, Bernie, live in a very dysfunctional family. The story opens with Mom taking the kids to visit their father in jail. Right after that their flaky mom drops they off at their father's grandmother's house. It is hard. They have lived in foster homes and now with someone else. Grandmom has sit in a chair all day for years and only eats canned beans and peaches. The kids have to help her while they try survive on her Social Security check. Will these troubled kids ever get in a stable home? This 270 page book is a touching story of two kids trying to survive against a great many odds


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