Friday, July 19, 2013
DISCOVERING LOVE WITHIN A FOSTER FAMILY HOME
Carly Conners has known only one kind of life: a difficult and impoverished one. She was raised by a mother who was involved with different men, and who taught her that crying is for the weak.
Carly is easy going and she learns to live this way of life until tragedy strikes. Her mother is hospitalized as a result of domestic violence.
Carly is then sent to live with a foster family, The Murphys.
The Murphys are picture perfect in Carly's eyes. They live in a beautiful home, have traditional roles and routines, and they treat each other with lots of love. Although shocked by their lifestyle at first, Carly later finds that she too deserves a life like the Murphys. Through the course of the story, she learns that picture perfect families don't always have picture perfect beginnnings. Lynda Mullaly Hunt brings Carly's touching experience to life in One For the Murphys.
For 5th grade and up.