Just started reading this old novel entitled White Oleander last night and I am almost halfway done. It's one of those books that you just can't put down once you start reading it. So far I'm liking it. The pacing is good. There's rarely a dull scene I've read.
White Oleander is a 1999 novel by American author Janet Fitch. It is a coming-of-age story about a child (Astrid) who is separated from her mother (Ingrid) and placed in a series of foster homes. The book was a selection by Oprah's Book Club in May 1999 and became a 2002 film.