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A moving debut novel about a foster child learning to open her heart to a family's love.

Carley 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.

©2012 Lynda Mullaly Hunt (P)2015 Listening Library

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  • Jennifer B.
  • 29-04-19

So glad I read this!

Wow! This is such a heart warming book. Get the tissues ready. My 6th grade daughter read it first and told me I HAD to read it because she loved it so much and wanted to read it again right away. I’m so glad I took her recommendation. ❤️

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  • Peachie_Mommie
  • 07-05-20

Emotional read for families

My family and I enjoyed this book. We rooted for Carley there whole way.

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  • Jennifer Broaddus
  • 22-08-18

So sad!!!!

Are you kidding me. Why would you end a book like this. I have never hated an ending this much!!!!!!!

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  • Patty Healey
  • 19-07-18

Good besides ending

I liked this book a lot but the worst part was the ending. I hated the way it ended.

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  • Thomas J. Gilbert Jr., val van houten
  • 19-02-18

What I liked

This book was amazing. I think that it is sophisticated yet younger children will be able to understand it. I like how this book is not a problem that happens a lot this is good because more people will be interested.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-01-21

One of the best and most heartwarming books I’ve read

I’m only 13 and am so lucky to have what I have. But this book was so easy to relate to, on a physical level and emotional. If you’ve read The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise you will love this book. And vise versa to this book. Great read.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-08-20

Lovingly emotional

I love it it is a great book it made me cry in joy It is such a beautiful book this author was my favorite for the third year now

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  • Shawn
  • 08-07-20

Amazing!

I adore. I adore this book so much a great read for teens. Love it.

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  • Lindsay Boley
  • 05-07-20

One for the Murphys

This book was so awesome, my mom was the one who saw this book and thought that i would like it and I was sooo good. The this was that at the end of the book it is such a sad ending. Thx 😊 ❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️

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  • AJT
  • 28-06-20

Amazing

So good!! Such a good book!! I think I will have to buy this book!!😁