One-minute review: “Foster” refers to a young girl who is a “foster” child for a summer, living with the Kinsellas on the farm. It’s an idyllic summer while her mother, back home, has another child. She grows especially close to Mr. Kinsella. Her relationship to him gradually changes to thinking of him as her father.
The New Yorker (February 15 and 22, 2010), pp. 86 – 137.