Alice---The World of Shadow by Janis Hoffman
Price: $2.99 USD. 44840 words.
Published by Ernest Kinnie on March 3, 2011. .
A tough, wild, super-intelligent, street-wise kid, born with The Gift. She watched her mother go sobbing out the door when she was 4. Ten foster homes later, she easily conned her way into UC Berkeley and has fun running circles around students and faculty.
She never knew her father, but he left her a large trust fund. Better than nothing.