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One for the Murphys - Lynda Mullaly Hunt
One for the Murphys
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A moving debut novel about a foster child learning to open her heart to a family's loveCarley uses humor and street smarts to keep her emotional walls high and thick. But the day she becomes a foster child, and moves in with the Murphys, she's blindsided. This loving, bustling family shows Carley... show more
A moving debut novel about a foster child learning to open her heart to a family's loveCarley uses humor and street smarts to keep her emotional walls high and thick. But the day she becomes a foster child, and moves in with the Murphys, she's blindsided. This loving, bustling family shows Carley the stable family life she never thought existed, and she feels like an alien in their cookie-cutter-perfect household. Despite her resistance, the Murphys eventually show her what it feels like to belong--until her mother wants her back and Carley has to decide where and how to live. She's not really a Murphy, but the gifts they've given her have opened up a new future.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399256158 (0399256156)
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
4.0
A compassionate, poignant, emotionally honest story. An impressive debut novel.
Nutti's muses
Nutti's muses rated it
4.0 One for the Murphys
As a book that deals with a kid going into the foster care system this was a really well written book that tugs at the heart strings. Carley is put into foster care after her mother is hospitalized. She's a tough kid having grown up in Las Vegas. She ends up in the Murphy household, where she has...
Miss Clark
Miss Clark rated it
2.5/3 starsI thought is was a good contemporary/ "issue" MG book, although the ending disappointed me somewhat. (Yes, I wanted her to stay with the Murphys. Also, I had hoped for more interaction between her and the Murphy children.)
janawarnell
janawarnell rated it
5 wonderful double chocolate chip cookies.Cover Love: Yes! I love this cover. I love the colors, and the solitude of the girl. However it all works together to not be depressing.Why I Wanted to Read This: I first heard about this in an #ewyagc chat I participate in on Twitter. There was a Peng...
Andi's ABCs
Andi's ABCs rated it
I was asked to read this book and review it by the author and I must say I’m very happy I was because I may not have thought to pick it up otherwise. I would have missed a great story about a young girl finding out who she is and that’s okay to let people in and trust them. I would never have known ...
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