“I look at this family. A family I don’t know. That I am supposed to stay with.”
Carley Connors was in foster care.
This book is about how Carley struggles in the random family she is supposed to live with. Carley was away from her real mom who betrayed her.
That new family, they were all too perfect.
A dad who earns good money as a fireman and is affectionate with his kids, two boys who love playing games, with an older brother who’s obsessed with sports, and even a flawless mom who thinks crying is perfectly normal.
Not that Carley would ever cry.
Carley figures out how she can survive with this family, and go to a new school and make friends.
Carley soon realizes that one of the brothers in her new family hates her, her new best friend gets suspicious about Carley’s foster care secret, and once Carley feels like she really fits in, her real mom ruins everything.
I really liked this book because it talks about family, that you can always be loved no matter what mistakes you make. It shows you that everyone struggles with life, even if it looks like they don’t. I would recommend this book to other readers because they will enjoy the realistic character of Carley, who makes mistakes and gets confused and is far from perfect.