The rich landscape of Oregon's logging country in the 1930s provides fertile ground for Maggie Morrison to grow up, but it is not a gentle world she lives in. There are good times, when she bests her brother at boxing or enjoys a rare piece of candy. But there are bad times, too, when her father comes home smelling of alcohol, when her mother cries. As she matures from a fiesty tomboy of 812 to a spirited young woman of 14, Maggie buys her first bra, discovers that a best friend can also be a boyfriend, and struggles with the leering advances of older men. The only constant in her life of endless new homes and new faces is her ever-emerging sense of herself.
Unadorned and beautifully written, Her Father's Daughter tells the story of a girl who faces life with the spirit of a fighter and the soul of an artist.
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Published June 13, 2000
by Delacorte Books for Young Readers.
Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction.