Fricken Kids: First Book in the Sister Series (Volume 1)

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(From back of book) Welcome to paradise where kids go hungry, single moms get taken advantage of, poverty runs rampant, and deadbeat dads plot deaths to avoid paying child support. It's not the gorgeous, scenic, tourist-laden Hawaii that most people dream about, but for three young sisters: Wendy (12-years-old), Amanda (9-years-old), and Stephanie (5-years-old) it’s life. Fricken Kids chronicles the year the three girls were neglected and forced to survive on their own for three weeks. It is set in 1985 and 1986, and narrated by nine-year-old Amanda Nakamura, a Hawaiian, Asian, Haole, Apache mixed girl who is struggling to find her identity in a world that is constantly falling apart around her. Their Mother, a full-time-student is too busy trying to find a new man, job, and lifestyle to guide them, their father, a full-time-coward is too busy not wanting anything to do with them to have anything to do with them, and everyone else is too concerned with fitting into the material culture to care about the ancient one. And the girls-- are as colorful and hypnotic as their island home is.

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Monica K.K. Lee is a direct descendant of the Royal families of Hawaii. Her documented lineage can be traced to King Kamehameha I, as well as to the sacred and ruling chiefs of these islands. She graduated from Chaminade University with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She has modeled and acted professionally, and is currently a parenting columnist, and published author. Her poems and stories have appeared in several literary journals. She currently lives on Oahu, where she surfs (the internet) daily.

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