Friday, February 20, 2009
Begging for Change by Sharon Flake
At the beginning of this sequel to Money Hungry, Raspberry and her mother are living in the projects next door to an older teenager who is living on her own. During a fight the neighbor attacks Raspberry's mom with a pipe, nearly killing her. Already worried about her mother, their neighborhood and money, Raspberry next has to deal with her father who appears after a long absence claiming to be clean of the drugs he takes. Raspberry wants to believe him and trusts him with a little money but he takes it all and disappears again. Raspberry and her mom work to get the home they really want in the suburbs while Raspberry struggles to make things right with her best friend after a falling out as well as trying to forgive her father when he keeps turning up.