Just wow.  Poetic language, horrific story, excessive pathos.  Stunning conclusion.

White Oleander / Edition 1

White Oleander — Janet Fitch: A teenage girl journeys through multiple foster homes after her mother is imprisoned for murder.

White Oleander

White Oleander by Janet Fitch, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

"I understood why she did it. At that moment I knew why people tagged graffiti on the walls of neat little houses and scratched the paint on new cars and beat up well-tended children. It was only natural to want to destroy something you could never have."- Janet Fitch, White Oleander.

"I understood why she did it. At that moment I knew why people tagged graffiti on the walls of neat little houses and scratched the paint on new cars and beat up well-tended children. It was only natural to want to destroy something you could never have."- Janet Fitch, White Oleander.

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