Finding Katie: The Diary of Anonymous, A Teenager in Foster Care

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Beatrice Sparks
Harper Collins, Oct 18, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 181 pages
2 Reviews

This appealing teen read tells the story of Katie, a teen from an abused home, and her journey through foster care.

Katie is always surrounded by wealth, but feels terribly alone because of the secret horror of her angry, abusive father. When she's thrown out of her house and put into foster care, it seems like the end of the world.

But as she moves through the foster care system, she begins to realize that she can help others. Can she, at last, find courage and strength of her own?


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This book brings up an important topic that doesn't seem to be addressed enough. Although claiming to be true, it is written as if it is fiction. Despite this, the emotional impact of what Katie goes ... Read full review

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This book is the most tragic, heart wraming story I have ever read. To tell the truth, I cried many time hearing her sad past. She helps others but she can not help herself. Only someone who truly cares and loves can save her from her past.

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Beatrice Sparks is a family and adolescent therapist who edited the diary that formed the basis for Go Ask Alice, and has since edited many diaries on topics such as gangs, AIDS, and teen pregnancy in the 1988 Annie's Baby. She lives in Provo, UT.