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Orphans Brooke, Crystal, Raven, and Butterfly were introduced in the first four books of this series. The girls are now living in a New York foster home. When their foster father tries to molest Crystal, the foursome steal his car and head towards California. Brooke wants to find her birth mother, Crystal wants to continue schooling, and Raven and Butterfly want to become a singer and dancer, respectively. Soon, their stash of money is stolen, and the girls attempt to work their way across the country, living in fear that their foster father is following them.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   struggling to earn a living to survive Family, loving relations    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   sister Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school Something wrong upstairs/downstairs?    -   searching for identity/meaning Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   molestation - unpleasant gift from daddy Wild kid(s)?    -   runaway!

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   rape/molest Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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