Flora and her brother, Julian, don't believe they were born. They've lived in so many foster homes, they can't remember where they came from. And even now that they've been adopted, Flora still struggles to believe in forever. After all, things keep going wrong — from Julian hoarding food to Flora's own struggles with fourth grade — and she's sure sooner or later Emily will send them away.
But Emily is determined to show them that there is such a thing as finding their Person (even if they're not ever ready to call her their mother.) Together, the three of them begin a journey to go back and discover their past — for only then can they really begin to build their future. From rising new talent Caela Carter comes an achingly beautiful and endearing story about two foster children who want desperately to believe that they've found their forever home.
"Carter's sophomore novel gently weaves the heartache and confusion of abandonment with the struggle for love and acceptance. Flora gently narrates, sifting through the blank spaces in her memories as readers stumble upon her discoveries. Flora's observations about her family add dimension to each character and reveal her own layered persona.... The book highlights the cracks in the foster-care system without dictating a solution. Instead it focuses on the complex effects of an unstable environment on young children. Poetic and meditative, this emotionally enthralling novel undresses assumptions with purpose and hope." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||9 - 12|
|Publication Date||Mar 7, 2017|