Who am I?
Why did Vince love this book?
The book is excellently written and very readable. Fran Hill seems to speak from experience.
The book is about fourteen-year-old Jacky, who barely survives under the ‘care’ of her dissolute alcoholic father. So, Social Services move her to a first-time foster family. Their daughter, Amanda, of similar age, resents Jacky’s presence and does her level best to get rid of her.
Ostensibly innocuous actions and remarks vividly reveal the character and feelings of the clashing teenagers and their far-from-innocent parents. Not all the loose ends are tied, but I felt drawn into the complicated family atmosphere and enjoyed discovering their secrets.