One for the Murphys
Penguin Young Readers Group
Follows the experiences of foster kid Carley, who uses humor and street smarts to cope with her unpredictable life until the loving, bustling Murphy family offers her more stability and a greater sense of belonging than she ever thought possible.
Family Relationships; Foster care; Step parent; Family violence; foster parents; foster sibling; foster child; step father; domestic abuse; abuse; rage
mother and step father; foster mother and father
Distinguished Books, 2012 Fiction
Heartland Books Recommendation for Life-Long Readers - Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2013 Young Adult
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2012
VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers, 2012
Goodreads Choice Award, 2012, Nominee, Middle Grade
Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, 2016, 1st Place, Division II
Virginia Readers' Choice Award, 2015, Winner, Middle School
family problems; mother's love; mothers and daughters; Red Sox; Las Vegas; Connecticut; new school; friendship; belonging; anger; self-esteem; self-reliance
Hunt, Lynda Mullaly, "One for the Murphys" (2013). Diverse Families. 1993.