This book takes the reader through the life of a teenage girl whose mother goes to prison for killing her ex-boyfriend. She is then sent to several foster homes, where she learns more about herself. White Oleander is an interesting book because it really brought into perspective that there are people living in these types of situations in the world. I would recommend this book to highschoolers and older due to the mature content. There is also a movie with the same name based on the book!