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Reviewed by Patricia Day for Readers' Favorite
Little Star, neglected and unwanted, gets in the way of the wants of her own family, and every foster family that she is placed with. It is not that she misbehaves; it is more that the foster families are desperately needy themselves. Seemingly, all those she is placed with have emotional and addictive lifestyles that are certainly not healthy environments for a little girl in need of care and, most of all, love: true love, not sick abusive love.
Star is portrayed as a very loving, sensitive, sweet little child, wanting only to please her parents, and thereafter the foster parents that so sadly continue the neglect of her young life. Her beloved Grandpa seems to be the only truly kind person that Star knows. All others deserve none of her loyalty. She is tossed from one home to another, not even finding compassion from her caseworker at the placement agency. Deep inside is a strong, determined spirit refusing to be destroyed, and thankfully help does eventually arrive. One could almost say ‘just in the nick of time.’
Little Lost Girl by Angelique S. Anderson is a story that will definitely tug at your heart. This is a tragic, but infinitely engaging story. Star got right under my skin and I wanted to reach out and pull her into my home, and my heart. She so needed true, healthy love. Just when all hope seems lost and Star has resigned herself to a hopeless, loveless life, rescue comes from an unexpected source. Despite the sad events of Star’s life, her story is inspiring and a cause to reach out and help in some tangible way. Everyone should read this book, to understand how destructive neglect is to a child.