White Oleander - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

Janet Fitch
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Chapter 10 Summary

Astrid's second foster home is located in Van Nuys. Astrid experiences her first real family life at Ed and Marvel Turlock's house. She is expected to be a babysitter, pot scrubber, laundry maid and beautician. She sees it as a deserving punishment as she thinks about Ray, Starr and Davey. Her fractured hip is the slowest to mend. Her shoulder is already functional and even the chest wound that cracked her rib has stopped burning.

Astrid hates the role of beautician the most, as she is expected to wash and color Marvel's hair. Marvel thinks she's doing Astrid a favor by letting her practice to become a beautician. She is also a racist, refusing to watch the Oprah Winfrey Show because Oprah is black. Ingrid tells Astrid to feel lucky that these people are not beating her and to cultivate her loneliness, because...

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