One for the Murphys
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.
Family Relationships; Foster care; Step parent; foster child; foster family; foster siblings; step father
foster mother and father mother and step father
Virginia Readers' Choice Award, 2014, Winner, Middle School
Goodreads Choice Awards, 2012, Nominee, Middle Grade
mothers and daughters; family problems
Hunt, Lynda Mullaly, "One for the Murphys" (2013). Diverse Families. 617.