IMPERFECT BIRDS, Anne Lamott.
From the jacket flap:
Rosie Ferguson is seventeen and ready to enjoy the summer before her senior year of high school. She's smart, athletic, and beautiful - everything her mother, Elizabeth, and stepfather, Jame, hoped she could be. But as the school year draws to a close, there are disturbing signs that the well-adjusted teenage life Rosie claims to be leading is a sham, and that Elizabeth's hopes for her daughter to remain immune from the world's darker impulses are dashed. Slowly and painfully, Elizabeth and James are forced to confront the fact that Rosie has been lying to them-and that her deceptions will have profound consequences for them all.
Imperfect Birds is the best novel I've read by this very talented writer in years. Populated by characters for whom the reader wishes only the best, this is like an updated Go Ask Alice, only in this case you get the attraction and devastation of drug abuse told from the perspectives of both child and parent. A worthy followup to Rosie, which I read and loved in 1997.
How about you? Read any great books lately?
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