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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library Y LON (Text) 33500013189048 New Checked out 05/02/2020
Twin Valley LINK Site Y LON (Text) 33500013189055 New Checked out 05/02/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780553537710
  • ISBN: 0553537717
  • ISBN: 9780553537727
  • ISBN: 0553537725
  • Physical Description: 322 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"Growing up in foster care, Muir has lived in many houses. And if she's learned one thing, it is to Pack. Light. Carry only what fits in a suitcase. Toothbrush? Yes. Socks? Yes. Emotional attachment to friends? foster families? a boyfriend? Nope! There's no room for any additional baggage. Muir has just one year left before she ages out of the system. One year before she's free. One year to avoid anything--or anyone--that could get in her way. Then she meets Francine. And Kira. And Sean. And everything changes."--Amazon.com.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    Found in a hospital lobby as an infant, Muiriel has only ever known life in the foster system. Soon, she'll be 18 and free from Child Protective Services, but her habit of moving from foster family to foster family could sabotage her. This time, she's determined to stay, but to do so, she'll have to learn to trust others and let them in. The narrative is solidly written and contains a series of anecdotes about items Muiriel has taken from each of her foster homes, which helps to illustrate her character. Further character development is interestingly tied to lessons on famed mountaineer John Muir, whose life acts as a foil to Muiriel's. Some elements of the novel, including bully antagonists and an incident with the foster family dog, are formulaic and tropey, but the strength of the plot and prose overall make these shortcomings easy to dismiss. Longo's (Up to This Pointe, 2016) novel is a rare and conscientious look into one experience of foster care that will linger with readers. Grades 8-11. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    Found in a hospital lobby as an infant, Muiriel has only ever known life in the foster system. Soon, she'll be 18 and free from Child Protective Services, but her habit of moving from foster family to foster family could sabotage her. This time, she's determined to stay, but to do so, she'll have to learn to trust others and let them in. The narrative is solidly written and contains a series of anecdotes about items Muiriel has taken from each of her foster homes, which helps to illustrate her character. Further character development is interestingly tied to lessons on famed mountaineer John Muir, whose life acts as a foil to Muiriel's. Some elements of the novel, including bully antagonists and an incident with the foster family dog, are formulaic and tropey, but the strength of the plot and prose overall make these shortcomings easy to dismiss. Longo's (Up to This Pointe, 2016) novel is a rare and conscientious look into one experience of foster care that will linger with readers. Grades 8-11. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

JENNIFER LONGO is the author of Six Feet Over It and Up to This Pointe. She holds an MFA in Writing for Theater from Humboldt State University. Jennifer lives in Seattle with her husband and daughter and writes about writing at jenlongo.com. You can also find her on Twitter @JenLiaLongo.

Subject: Foster children > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Bainbridge Island (Wash.) > Fiction.
Dating (Social customs) > Fiction.
Foster children > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Dating & Sex.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Novels.

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