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Publisher Description

From the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Fish in a Tree

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.

"Hunt's writing is fearless and One For The Murphys is a story that is at once compassionate, thought-provoking and beautifully told. From the first page, I was drawn into Carley's story. She is a character not to be missed or forgotten." —Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming

Winner of the Tassy Walden Award for New Voice in Children's Literature

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2012
May 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Young Readers Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House Canada
SIZE
1.5
MB

Customer Reviews

14⭐️ ,

Great

I love this book

Macks62 ,

Impressive!

I am reading this book to my Grade 5 student's as is my teaching partner, in a Global Read Aloud. The kids are excited everyday when I have written on our agenda that I will be reading another couple if chapters. When I finish reading, they beg me to read more. I have been reading ahead at home so that I can plan my next lessons, but also, so that I can read more about this wonderful family that Carly has found herself a part of. How can I read the last chapters to them without crying?

Wonderful book!
Thank You,
Patricia M

emmalangley ,

5 star

I got this book from a friend and it is by far one of the best books I have every read It is a brilliant book and I hope you will agree too!

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