Clover is a ten-year-old girl living in the 1980′s, in a place where racial prejudice still exists. Her widowed father remarries, only to be killed in a terrible accident hours later. Clover is left with her new stepmother, a white woman she barely knows. “Clover” is the story of how they get to know each other, and how Sarah Kate (the stepmother) struggles to be accepted by the predominately black community.
It is a very nice story, and Dori Sanders does a really good job of telling it from Clover’s point of view. I had a bit of trouble following the confusion in Clover’s thoughts, as she described a current event and then suddenly had a flashback, without changing tense. But overall, I really enjoyed this book.