Sunday, May 27, 2012

One for the Murphys

One for the Murphys By: Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Carly has been placed in foster care after her stepfather beat up her mother and her.  She is placed with the Murphy family who has three younger boys.  Carly is angry and upset at first and does not know how to be a part of this new family and go to a new school. She begins to make a place for herself in this new family and makes friends at school.  She believes her mother does not want her and is afraid when she finds out that she will be going to see her mother. She had started to belong in the family she was living with and now things will change for her again.

This was one of the most amazing stories I have read. I loved it.  I cried and cheered for Carly as this story shows the emotions that she was going through and the learning that she did while being placed in foster care. As a teacher, my heart breaks for the situations that some kids are placed in today and I am so thankful for the people that are able to help these children grow while their lives are out of their control.  A must read for anyone!  Perfect for junior high readers and up.

I borrowed this from the public library,
ISBN: 978-0-399-25615-8

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