"Some details, like the fearlessness of Molly's midnight search for an orphaned boy in Times Square, are less than plausible, and minor characters are lightly sketched; but Molly herself is vibrant and determined, her story a better-than-average anti-romance. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Molly, 16, is a true original: she sells collages fashioned from pieces of junk that she's juxtaposed to convey a liberal social message; she also goes regularly to a welfare hotel, where she gives the kids art materials and teaches their use with easy camaraderie.
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