Fostergirls by Liane Shaw

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Her name is Sadie, but she might as well be called Fostergirl. That's how everyone thinks of her. Sadie doesn't care. In fact, she'd be happier if they didn't think of her at all. Her goal is to go unnoticed and disappear until she reaches the age of sixteen and can apply for legal emancipation. Now she finds herself in another new high school, another new group home—number thirteen, but who's counting? This time there's a girl at her school named Rhiannon, who won't let her be invisible and insists on being her friend, and a guidance counselor, who won't give up trying to find out why Sadie has such a hard time in English class. Their belief in her might be able to restore Sadie's belief in others, and maybe even herself. But a person from her past and a shocking accident threaten to turn Sadie back to the safety of her self-imposed isolation.
 

About Liane Shaw

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Liane Shaw worked in the field of education for twenty-five years, often with students who faced academic, behavioral, physical or emotional challenges. She spent several years working in alternative educational settings, where the majority of students lived in foster care or group homes. Now retired, she lives on a wildlife sanctuary in eastern Ontario, where she spends her time writing, editing and looking after animals.
 
Published August 1, 2011 by Second Story Press. 256 pages
Genres: Young Adult.

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(Fiction 12 & up) Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2011 ...

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Shaw (thinandbeautiful.com) doesn't have trouble creating obstacles for her main character, 15-year-old "fostergirl" Sadie.

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