Her Father's Daughter by Mollie Poupeney

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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.
 

About Mollie Poupeney

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Mollie Poupeney is a nationally recognized ceramic artist. She divides her time between Moraga, California, and Ashland, Oregon.
 
Published June 13, 2000 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 256 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Mom divorces Dad, and Mom and the kids go to live with Grandma.

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The relationships between Maggie and her mother, Maggie's brother Frank, and even Maggie's best friend Buddy are never fully fleshed out.

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