White Oleander PB - Janet Fitch

Astrid is the only child of a single mother whose name is Ingrid. Ingrid is a brilliant and beautiful woman who is highly appreciative of beauty and looks down on people who do not possess it. She was always in control until she met Barry. Not used to rejection, she murders him and is sent to prison. Astrid is then sent to a series of foster homes, each one with a different challenge.