Cooley, Beth. Ostrich Eye.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position:Brief Article - Children's Review - Book Review

COOLEY, Beth. Ostrich eye. Random House, Dell, Laurel-Leaf. 180p. c2004. 0-440-23828-5. $5.99. J

To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, January 2004: Ginger is the narrator, a young teen who lives with her mother, her stepfather, and her younger half-sister, Vivian. She is hardworking, helpful, responsible--all good things. But she does yearn to know more about her biological father, and when a stranger comes to town, taking pictures, taking an interest in her and Vivian, she is convinced the man is her long-lost father. She suspends her better judgment, and jumps to the conclusion she wants. She has a friend, a boy named Nicholas, who becomes a romantic interest this eventful summer--he eventually helps out when their lives crumble into disaster...

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