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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

May 10
Penguin Young Readers Group

Customer Reviews

kandy girl332 ,

One Word D-R-A-M-A-T-I-C

Hi this is KandyGirl332, this book is definitely dramatic XD. I literally have cried when I first read it 8D! ITS honestly a great book and I 💛 it and it is dramatic sooooo, yeah. But lol it’s tots funny + fun to read lol and I recommend u be, like, eleven before u read it * I want their to be a sequel!!!! Plz Plz Plz tell me what happened to Carley!!! Or I will mentally die!!

Have a nice day and never let the Sh*ty haters get u down * they have their own stupid problems

csh dad ,

One of our favorite books!

Read this with my 8 and 10 year olds, they loved it. Great story. Made us laugh and cry.

thisgirl👍🏽 ,


This is a very sweet, funny book. It was a very sad emotional book which is what made it so worth the read I definitely recommend you read this! The author should most definitely write a sequel so we can see Carly’s life and maybe even see how Mrs. Murphy dealt with Carly not being with three anymore. Also perhaps they see each other again? How can we get the author to create a sequel?!

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