I’ve heard so many great reviews of this book. I’ve reserved it from the library and am looking forward to reading it. It looks like a good summer read for my outgoing 6th graders.
Originally posted on The Reading Zone:
One for the Murphys was recommended to me by many of my Twitter friends. A lot of my middle grade reading had to take a backseat for last few months, as I finished my National Board work and tried to keep up with the reading my students were doing. I finally had a chance to sit down and read Hunt’s debut novel and I’m so glad that I did.
Carley is placed in temporary foster care after her mother’s boyfriend almost beats the two of them to death. While her (neglectful and abusive) mother is in a coma, Carley is sent to live with the Murphy family. What I loved about this book is that Hunt doesn’t place Carley in the family and then turn this into a happy, everyone-loves-each-other story. It’s realistic, which means you will want to keep your tissues close. Carley is angry, hurt, and lost when…
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