Foster and her mother make a break for it, throwing what possessions they can in a car and getting very far away from Memphis and Huck, Foster’s mom’s now ex-boyfriend. Foster’s mom broke up with Huck when she found out Huck yelled and called Foster a loser. That made Huck so mad he broke into their house and gave Foster’s mom a black eye. So, Foster and her mom are on the road looking for a new place to call home, some place Huck will never bother to find.
“I guess if I’d kept my mouth shut, we’d still be in Memphis. But if I’d done that, I’d be agreeing with Huck. I’m trying hard not to agree with anybody who says I’m a loser.” (page 25)
Foster doesn’t sit by and let things happen to her. If something isn’t right she says so. I like her alot because of that.
Foster and her mom decide to stay in the tiny town of Culpepper. Foster really wants to be a chef, so she marches into a diner in Culpepper with free samples of her freshly made cupcakes. Once everyone is raving about her creations she offers to let the diner sell her cupcakes. See how smart she is? I like how hard she works to believe in herself and her ideas. The people in Culpepper like that about Foster too and some of them start to make different choices because of her. When the phone starts to ring and Foster can sense Huck worming his way back into their lives, watch Foster look trouble right in the eye. Author: Joan Bauer
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- Foster’s Recipes Mmmmmm Foster also makes cupcakes sound soooo good in this book. So good that I am going to try a couple of her recipes.
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