Survival Of The Fittest...One Child's Life in the Foster Care System
by: Lauretta Ali
Published by: Neshee Publication
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Reviewed by Kim Hill
Lauretta Ali's book is about one child trying to survive the foster care system.
Lenora and her brother Harry Jr. are being raised in a loving home with two parents, when one mistake splits the family apart. The children try to cope with their mother's depression, alcohol abuse and a dysfunctional family.
When the mother decides she needs time to get herself together, they are passed on to their father and his new wife. This situation presents a different type of struggle: ultimately the children are placed in the foster care system. Lenora and Harry Jr. are passed through one house to another, facing physical abuse, sexual abuse and separation from each other.
The book introduces us to these families and the other children in their care while opening our eyes to the foster care system. This is a sometimes heartbreaking book, but yet it is so riveting you cannot put it down.
Armchair says: Survival Of The Fittest is the story of one woman's triumph over the circumstances that life has handed her, making Lenora's story one you cannot forget.
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