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Gina Agnes was found as a baby in the pews of Saint Agnes Catholic Church. Instead of being sent to an orphanage, Gina is kept at the Church and raised by Father Gerard and three nuns. Unbeknownst to Gina, Father Gerard knows Gina's true parentage, but he's not talking.

As a precocious 8 year old, Gina is determined to piece together a family for herself. She finally makes a friend out of Ronnie Renee, the newest student at the St. Agnes School For Girls. After Ronnie's mom leaves town, Gina begs Father Gerard to take Ronnie in. Father Gerard reluctantly agrees. Ronnie comes to live with Gina and Father Gerard and Gina feels as if the family she has always longed for is finally coming together.

Unfortunately, Gina's piecemeal family is unravelling fast. Sister Catherine begins to question her calling and contemplates leaving St. Agnes. And the arrival of Father Giovanni brings about veiled accusations concerning Father Gerard's relationship with Gina.
This report prepared by Tina McAllister








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   religious influences Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   search for family/history Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   orphan story

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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