One for the Murphys

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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
Kids
RELEASED
2012
May 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Young Readers Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
2.3
MB

Customer Reviews

ottergirl11 ,

This book made me cry at the end (but in a good way😊)

I loved this book so much! (If you haven’t finished the book yet, I wouldn’t recommend reading this part.)
Although I do wish at the very end that Carley was adopted by the Murphy family instead of going back to Las Vegas, the book itself was amazing and the lesson taught will stick with you for as long as you can remember. The author did an amazing job with this book! It would be just wonderful if the author would please make a sequel!

angeljo105 ,

Best book ever!

Reading this with my siblings definitely made us cry and laugh, this book was a good idea. You should make another one when Carley’s a teen, this book came out when I was like 4! But it’s the bomb. I highly recommend this book for 4-7 grade, it’s really a blessing.😭

Sincerely, Jasmine.

Kodah4life ,

One for the Murphys

I loved this book! If you like out of my mind, or out of my heart, this is the next read for you!

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