The Boy on the Porch By: Sharon Creech
John and Marta have found a boy on their porch. He came with a note that says to take care of him, and that someone will be back for him when they can. John and Marta are surprised and don't know what to do. They take care of him the best they can, and ask around about if someone is missing a boy, but in their hearts they just would love for him to stay. They give him everything they can, but one day a man comes and says that Jacob belongs to him, so the sheriff says that John and Marta have to let him go. They are devastated, but they decide to be foster parents to other kids, each day waiting and hoping that Jacob will come back.
This was a great book. It had such a powerful message about kids that need love and a home to stay in. Many kids are in foster care now, and they need people that are able to take them in and give them love and support, while they are lost in the world. I loved the ending, it made the whole book worth it. Perfect for middle school and up.
I purchased this book at Barnes and Nobel.