Tomato Girl

Tomato Girl

For eleven-year-old Ellie Sanders, her father has always been the rock that she could cling to when her mother's emotional troubles became too frightening. But when he comes under the thrall of the pretty teenager who raises vegetables and tomatoes for sale at the general store that he runs, Ellie sees her security slowly slipping away. Now she must be witness and warden t For eleven-year-old Ellie Sanders, her father has always been the rock that she could cling to when her mother's emotiona...

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Title:Tomato Girl
Author:Jayne Pupek
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Tomato Girl
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:298 pages pages

Tomato Girl Reviews

  • Lisa Vegan
    Aug 21, 2008

    THIS IS THE BEST BEST BEST BOOK!!!! "There are times when words won't make a bad thing better. Those are the saddest times." READERS WILL LOVED *Ellie*. She's 11 years old. We are thankful that she learned about "chalk doors". All children should learn about "Chalk Doors"...... ...

    *****UPDATE Where was I when Jayne died in 2010? I just found out and feel really sad. She was such a wonderful writer, and even replied to me kindly. I hadn't realized, I was searching to see if she had written anything new. I am really sad. This has been a throw away day. Wo...

    just picked this up from my local library, really looking forward to this read! O.K. I sat outside all afternoon and read this book. I couldn't stop!! But Jayne, I'm mad!! Oh, how could you make Ellie's world so horrible!!? There are so few good people in Ellie's life. You made me t...

    ?I?m the girl they found standing on the table. The girl who traced the cracks in the wall with her mother?s blood.? How we hope little Ellie will come through the dark places of her 11 years of life whole again, as whole as one might expect from the insanity she has survive...

    This is a wonderful novel. It?s reminiscent of other Southern coming of age novels such as Bastard Out of Carolina, but it?s definitely original. The writing was excellent and there are many beautifully written passages, and the tale is so vivid that as I read I was easily wrapped ...

  • Alice Osborn
    Jul 25, 2008

    THIS IS THE BEST BEST BEST BOOK!!!! "There are times when words won't make a bad thing better. Those are the saddest times." READERS WILL LOVED *Ellie*. She's 11 years old. We are thankful that she learned about "chalk doors". All children should learn about "Chalk Doors"...... ...

    *****UPDATE Where was I when Jayne died in 2010? I just found out and feel really sad. She was such a wonderful writer, and even replied to me kindly. I hadn't realized, I was searching to see if she had written anything new. I am really sad. This has been a throw away day. Wo...

    just picked this up from my local library, really looking forward to this read! O.K. I sat outside all afternoon and read this book. I couldn't stop!! But Jayne, I'm mad!! Oh, how could you make Ellie's world so horrible!!? There are so few good people in Ellie's life. You made me t...

    ?I?m the girl they found standing on the table. The girl who traced the cracks in the wall with her mother?s blood.? How we hope little Ellie will come through the dark places of her 11 years of life whole again, as whole as one might expect from the insanity she has survive...

    This is a wonderful novel. It?s reminiscent of other Southern coming of age novels such as Bastard Out of Carolina, but it?s definitely original. The writing was excellent and there are many beautifully written passages, and the tale is so vivid that as I read I was easily wrapped ...

    Tomato Girl is a fairly standard coming-of-age story, occasionally daring in some aspects, but, on the whole, rather mediocre. It covers territory that many such stories do -- parental sex and infidelity, insanity, viewpoint-character bad behavior -- but delves into them more deeply an...

    Jayne Pupek's "Tomato Girl" was a book I couldn't put down. Well-paced, funny, and authentic with vulnerable and memorable characters, Pupek throws the proverbial rocks at her protagonist, 11-year-old Ellie Sanders throughout the book -- Ellie's troubles never seem to relent, except wh...

  • Craig
    Dec 10, 2008

    THIS IS THE BEST BEST BEST BOOK!!!! "There are times when words won't make a bad thing better. Those are the saddest times." READERS WILL LOVED *Ellie*. She's 11 years old. We are thankful that she learned about "chalk doors". All children should learn about "Chalk Doors"...... ...

    *****UPDATE Where was I when Jayne died in 2010? I just found out and feel really sad. She was such a wonderful writer, and even replied to me kindly. I hadn't realized, I was searching to see if she had written anything new. I am really sad. This has been a throw away day. Wo...

    just picked this up from my local library, really looking forward to this read! O.K. I sat outside all afternoon and read this book. I couldn't stop!! But Jayne, I'm mad!! Oh, how could you make Ellie's world so horrible!!? There are so few good people in Ellie's life. You made me t...

    ?I?m the girl they found standing on the table. The girl who traced the cracks in the wall with her mother?s blood.? How we hope little Ellie will come through the dark places of her 11 years of life whole again, as whole as one might expect from the insanity she has survive...

    This is a wonderful novel. It?s reminiscent of other Southern coming of age novels such as Bastard Out of Carolina, but it?s definitely original. The writing was excellent and there are many beautifully written passages, and the tale is so vivid that as I read I was easily wrapped ...

    Tomato Girl is a fairly standard coming-of-age story, occasionally daring in some aspects, but, on the whole, rather mediocre. It covers territory that many such stories do -- parental sex and infidelity, insanity, viewpoint-character bad behavior -- but delves into them more deeply an...

    Jayne Pupek's "Tomato Girl" was a book I couldn't put down. Well-paced, funny, and authentic with vulnerable and memorable characters, Pupek throws the proverbial rocks at her protagonist, 11-year-old Ellie Sanders throughout the book -- Ellie's troubles never seem to relent, except wh...

    The voice that greets me in Tomato Girl is so rich and authentic that I am not surprised to find that the author is a native of Virginia. Jayne Pupek is a poet (Forms of Intercession) and author, whose writing has appeared in many literary journals. My first thought upon finishing her ...

    COS Productions has made a video/book trailer for Tomato Girl. Please take a look on my GoodReads Profile or go to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-foLb... Thanks! Jayne Disclaimer: I'm partial to this book because I wrote it. People who enjoy stories in the South...

    Wow! This is some dark, dark stuff. When I first picked up the book, judging (of course) by the cover and the jacket blurb, I think I was expecting a light, semi-comedic, Joshlyn Jackson type, small rural town novel. This. is. not. that. book. Poor Ellie, is dealing with an unsta...

  • Jayne
    Feb 25, 2008

    THIS IS THE BEST BEST BEST BOOK!!!! "There are times when words won't make a bad thing better. Those are the saddest times." READERS WILL LOVED *Ellie*. She's 11 years old. We are thankful that she learned about "chalk doors". All children should learn about "Chalk Doors"...... ...

    *****UPDATE Where was I when Jayne died in 2010? I just found out and feel really sad. She was such a wonderful writer, and even replied to me kindly. I hadn't realized, I was searching to see if she had written anything new. I am really sad. This has been a throw away day. Wo...

    just picked this up from my local library, really looking forward to this read! O.K. I sat outside all afternoon and read this book. I couldn't stop!! But Jayne, I'm mad!! Oh, how could you make Ellie's world so horrible!!? There are so few good people in Ellie's life. You made me t...

    ?I?m the girl they found standing on the table. The girl who traced the cracks in the wall with her mother?s blood.? How we hope little Ellie will come through the dark places of her 11 years of life whole again, as whole as one might expect from the insanity she has survive...

    This is a wonderful novel. It?s reminiscent of other Southern coming of age novels such as Bastard Out of Carolina, but it?s definitely original. The writing was excellent and there are many beautifully written passages, and the tale is so vivid that as I read I was easily wrapped ...

    Tomato Girl is a fairly standard coming-of-age story, occasionally daring in some aspects, but, on the whole, rather mediocre. It covers territory that many such stories do -- parental sex and infidelity, insanity, viewpoint-character bad behavior -- but delves into them more deeply an...

    Jayne Pupek's "Tomato Girl" was a book I couldn't put down. Well-paced, funny, and authentic with vulnerable and memorable characters, Pupek throws the proverbial rocks at her protagonist, 11-year-old Ellie Sanders throughout the book -- Ellie's troubles never seem to relent, except wh...

    The voice that greets me in Tomato Girl is so rich and authentic that I am not surprised to find that the author is a native of Virginia. Jayne Pupek is a poet (Forms of Intercession) and author, whose writing has appeared in many literary journals. My first thought upon finishing her ...

    COS Productions has made a video/book trailer for Tomato Girl. Please take a look on my GoodReads Profile or go to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-foLb... Thanks! Jayne Disclaimer: I'm partial to this book because I wrote it. People who enjoy stories in the South...

  • Staci
    Aug 21, 2008

    THIS IS THE BEST BEST BEST BOOK!!!! "There are times when words won't make a bad thing better. Those are the saddest times." READERS WILL LOVED *Ellie*. She's 11 years old. We are thankful that she learned about "chalk doors". All children should learn about "Chalk Doors"...... ...

    *****UPDATE Where was I when Jayne died in 2010? I just found out and feel really sad. She was such a wonderful writer, and even replied to me kindly. I hadn't realized, I was searching to see if she had written anything new. I am really sad. This has been a throw away day. Wo...

    just picked this up from my local library, really looking forward to this read! O.K. I sat outside all afternoon and read this book. I couldn't stop!! But Jayne, I'm mad!! Oh, how could you make Ellie's world so horrible!!? There are so few good people in Ellie's life. You made me t...

  • Zinta
    Sep 29, 2008

    THIS IS THE BEST BEST BEST BOOK!!!! "There are times when words won't make a bad thing better. Those are the saddest times." READERS WILL LOVED *Ellie*. She's 11 years old. We are thankful that she learned about "chalk doors". All children should learn about "Chalk Doors"...... ...

    *****UPDATE Where was I when Jayne died in 2010? I just found out and feel really sad. She was such a wonderful writer, and even replied to me kindly. I hadn't realized, I was searching to see if she had written anything new. I am really sad. This has been a throw away day. Wo...

    just picked this up from my local library, really looking forward to this read! O.K. I sat outside all afternoon and read this book. I couldn't stop!! But Jayne, I'm mad!! Oh, how could you make Ellie's world so horrible!!? There are so few good people in Ellie's life. You made me t...

    ?I?m the girl they found standing on the table. The girl who traced the cracks in the wall with her mother?s blood.? How we hope little Ellie will come through the dark places of her 11 years of life whole again, as whole as one might expect from the insanity she has survive...

  • GUD Magazine
    Jul 21, 2008

    THIS IS THE BEST BEST BEST BOOK!!!! "There are times when words won't make a bad thing better. Those are the saddest times." READERS WILL LOVED *Ellie*. She's 11 years old. We are thankful that she learned about "chalk doors". All children should learn about "Chalk Doors"...... ...

    *****UPDATE Where was I when Jayne died in 2010? I just found out and feel really sad. She was such a wonderful writer, and even replied to me kindly. I hadn't realized, I was searching to see if she had written anything new. I am really sad. This has been a throw away day. Wo...

    just picked this up from my local library, really looking forward to this read! O.K. I sat outside all afternoon and read this book. I couldn't stop!! But Jayne, I'm mad!! Oh, how could you make Ellie's world so horrible!!? There are so few good people in Ellie's life. You made me t...

    ?I?m the girl they found standing on the table. The girl who traced the cracks in the wall with her mother?s blood.? How we hope little Ellie will come through the dark places of her 11 years of life whole again, as whole as one might expect from the insanity she has survive...

    This is a wonderful novel. It?s reminiscent of other Southern coming of age novels such as Bastard Out of Carolina, but it?s definitely original. The writing was excellent and there are many beautifully written passages, and the tale is so vivid that as I read I was easily wrapped ...

    Tomato Girl is a fairly standard coming-of-age story, occasionally daring in some aspects, but, on the whole, rather mediocre. It covers territory that many such stories do -- parental sex and infidelity, insanity, viewpoint-character bad behavior -- but delves into them more deeply an...

  • Elyse
    Jul 22, 2017

    THIS IS THE BEST BEST BEST BOOK!!!! "There are times when words won't make a bad thing better. Those are the saddest times." READERS WILL LOVED *Ellie*. She's 11 years old. We are thankful that she learned about "chalk doors". All children should learn about "Chalk Doors"...... ...

  • Ann
    Jun 10, 2008

    THIS IS THE BEST BEST BEST BOOK!!!! "There are times when words won't make a bad thing better. Those are the saddest times." READERS WILL LOVED *Ellie*. She's 11 years old. We are thankful that she learned about "chalk doors". All children should learn about "Chalk Doors"...... ...

    *****UPDATE Where was I when Jayne died in 2010? I just found out and feel really sad. She was such a wonderful writer, and even replied to me kindly. I hadn't realized, I was searching to see if she had written anything new. I am really sad. This has been a throw away day. Wo...

    just picked this up from my local library, really looking forward to this read! O.K. I sat outside all afternoon and read this book. I couldn't stop!! But Jayne, I'm mad!! Oh, how could you make Ellie's world so horrible!!? There are so few good people in Ellie's life. You made me t...

    ?I?m the girl they found standing on the table. The girl who traced the cracks in the wall with her mother?s blood.? How we hope little Ellie will come through the dark places of her 11 years of life whole again, as whole as one might expect from the insanity she has survive...

    This is a wonderful novel. It?s reminiscent of other Southern coming of age novels such as Bastard Out of Carolina, but it?s definitely original. The writing was excellent and there are many beautifully written passages, and the tale is so vivid that as I read I was easily wrapped ...

    Tomato Girl is a fairly standard coming-of-age story, occasionally daring in some aspects, but, on the whole, rather mediocre. It covers territory that many such stories do -- parental sex and infidelity, insanity, viewpoint-character bad behavior -- but delves into them more deeply an...

    Jayne Pupek's "Tomato Girl" was a book I couldn't put down. Well-paced, funny, and authentic with vulnerable and memorable characters, Pupek throws the proverbial rocks at her protagonist, 11-year-old Ellie Sanders throughout the book -- Ellie's troubles never seem to relent, except wh...

    The voice that greets me in Tomato Girl is so rich and authentic that I am not surprised to find that the author is a native of Virginia. Jayne Pupek is a poet (Forms of Intercession) and author, whose writing has appeared in many literary journals. My first thought upon finishing her ...

  • Lolly K Dandeneau
    Aug 22, 2008

    THIS IS THE BEST BEST BEST BOOK!!!! "There are times when words won't make a bad thing better. Those are the saddest times." READERS WILL LOVED *Ellie*. She's 11 years old. We are thankful that she learned about "chalk doors". All children should learn about "Chalk Doors"...... ...

    *****UPDATE Where was I when Jayne died in 2010? I just found out and feel really sad. She was such a wonderful writer, and even replied to me kindly. I hadn't realized, I was searching to see if she had written anything new. I am really sad. This has been a throw away day. Wo...