White Oleander

White Oleander

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Everywhere hailed as a novel of rare beauty and power, White Oleander tells the unforgettable story of Ingrid, a brilliant poet imprisoned for murder, and her daughter, Astrid, whose odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes-each its own universe, with its own laws, its own dangers, its own hard lessons to be learned-becomes a redeeming and surprising journey of self-discovery.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 446 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 43.18mm | 385.55g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Media Tie In
  • 0316284955
  • 9780316284950
  • 40,821

Rating details

260,408 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 32% (84,568)
4 37% (97,185)
3 23% (61,059)
2 5% (13,786)
1 1% (3,810)

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My sisters and I all read this book at the times we were similar ages to Astrid, the protagonist. While she goes through a harrowing loss of innocence that I wouldn't wish on anyone, her voice resonates with anybody who has ever felt the loneliness and strangeness that can come with being a teenager, realizing that the world isn't quite as rosy as it seemed when you were a child. I think about this book often and it really was one of those important books that I will never forget.show more
by Jurgen Stipplington
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