Waiting for Mama Karen Cogan

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Published: December 30th 2011

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119 pages


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Waiting for Mama  by  Karen Cogan

Waiting for Mama by Karen Cogan
December 30th 2011 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 119 pages | ISBN: | 8.56 Mb

In this middle-grade story, twelve years old, Jessica Smith has put up with a drug abusing mother for a long time. Though she knows she can take care of herself, she misses her mother each night when her best friends mother calls her family forMoreIn this middle-grade story, twelve years old, Jessica Smith has put up with a drug abusing mother for a long time. Though she knows she can take care of herself, she misses her mother each night when her best friends mother calls her family for dinner.Sometimes Jessica wonders what it would be like if her mother checked homework and cooked dinner like Sara’s mom.

But wondering wont change the fact that Mama comes in late from drinking. And though the Childrens Welfare Department has been called, Jessica’s world is turned upside down when she is taken to the childrens center where she can no longer come and go as she chooses. Feeling like a captured bird, she keeps away from the other girls as she struggles with feelings of loneliness and despairThen comes the unwelcome news that she is being placed in a foster home. Troubled and lonely, she is afraid the new family wont like her. Her decision to ignore them seems the best solution.

However, her resolve is shaken when they treat her like a member of the family.



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