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White Oleander (1999)

de Janet Fitch

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A New York Times Bestseller Astrid is the only child of a single mother, Ingrid, a brilliant, obsessed poet. Astrid worships her mother and cherishes their private world full of ritual and mystery -- but their idyll is shattered when Ingrid falls apart over a lover. Deranged by rejection, she murders the man, and is sentenced to life in prison. White Oleander is the unforgettable story of Astrid's journey through a series of foster homes and her efforts to find a place herself in impossible circumstances. Each home is its own universe, with a new set of laws and lessons to be learned. With determination and humor, Astrid confronts the challenges of loneliness and poverty, and strives to learn who a motherless child in an indifferent world can become.… (més)
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Protagonist Astrid is twelve years old when her single mother, Ingrid, is jilted by a boyfriend and obtains revenge by poisoning him. Ingrid is convicted of murder and sent to prison. Astrid then enters the California foster care system, where she experiences a series of bad placements with dysfunctional families. Her mother still tries to control her from prison by writing manipulative letters. We follow Astrid over six years, as she longs for a mother’s love and escapes into art.

I liked the beginning and ending, but the parts in the middle depict relentless misery. The character of the narcissistic mother is well-developed, as is one of the foster mothers, but others seem more like stereotypes of foster care nightmares. Astrid’s character did not ring true to her age. The amount of mistreatment Astrid suffers would certainly have resulted in psychological trauma, but this topic is never explored. This book is definitely not for everyone due to the amount of disturbing content involving a child (e.g., drug and alcohol consumption, graphic sex, physical abuse, and emotional abuse). I found it uneven, but worth the time invested.
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  Castlelass | Oct 30, 2022 |
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White Oleander is the story of a girl who goes into foster care at the age of 12, when her mother goes to prison for murdering her boyfriend. Women know what it feels like when a man who is using you dumps you, and the"romance" is over. You want to kill him for throwing you away, but you don't act on it. Astrid's mom did. And caused Astrid to become part of the foster system that chews you up and spits you out. Each foster home was worse than the last. Until Clair. Clair truly loved her, but her life was ruined by a man she loved who was tired of her.

Fitch can write. Though this is fiction, it feels like a true story. My first book with this author, and her story grabbed me and held tight till I finished it.
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  burritapal | Oct 23, 2022 |
Astrid and Ingrid are two of the most interesting characters I have encountered. Fitch writes beautifully and the book is littered with rich thoughts and language. ( )
  mattorsara | Aug 11, 2022 |
For various reasons, this also took me a long time to read. [return][return]Interesting story as to a young girl's trip through foster homes after her famous mother gets jailed for the murder of her ex boyfriend
  nordie | Apr 18, 2022 |
I LOVED the language of this book. It transformed pain into art. I saw the movie first, then read the book. The book was definitely better. ( )
  AngelaLam | Feb 8, 2022 |
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A New York Times Bestseller Astrid is the only child of a single mother, Ingrid, a brilliant, obsessed poet. Astrid worships her mother and cherishes their private world full of ritual and mystery -- but their idyll is shattered when Ingrid falls apart over a lover. Deranged by rejection, she murders the man, and is sentenced to life in prison. White Oleander is the unforgettable story of Astrid's journey through a series of foster homes and her efforts to find a place herself in impossible circumstances. Each home is its own universe, with a new set of laws and lessons to be learned. With determination and humor, Astrid confronts the challenges of loneliness and poverty, and strives to learn who a motherless child in an indifferent world can become.

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