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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (971 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kaye Gibbons Narrator: Kaye Gibbons Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this sequel to Gibbons’s beloved classic Ellen Foster, Ellen, now fifteen, is settled into a permanent home with a new mother. Strengthened by adversity and blessed with enough intelligence to design a salvation for herself, she still feels ill at ease. But while she holds fast to the shreds of her child­hood—humoring her best friend, Stuart, who is determined to marry her; and protecting her old neighbor, slow-witted Starletta—she begins to negotiate her way into a larger world. 
 
With a singular mix of perspicacity, naïveté, and compas­sion, Ellen draws us into her life and makes us fall in love with her all over again. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lacy | 2/20/2014

    " Her abstract writing style was the main factor that ruined the book to me...that and the fact that the story seemed to revolve too much around her abandonement issues with her mother, it was kind of a weak crutch for the plot to lean on. I wish they would have explored Laura's character more as well. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Cathy | 2/9/2014

    " Didn't enjoy this one. Might be because I read it out of order and should have read Ellen Foster first but I thought that was what I had picked up at the library not realizing this was the second book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Erin | 2/8/2014

    " I loved the original Ellen Foster but this was really really disappointing. I didn't even finish it and that's rare for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary Kay | 1/24/2014

    " In this sequel to ELLEN FOSTER Ellen is living in a stable foster home & maintaining her friendships with all the local misfits. She also applies to Harvard at the age of 15. I think it helped that I listened to this book as read by the author. "

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