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Perfect for fans of This Is Us, Robin Benway's beautiful interweaving story of three very different teenagers connected by blood explores the meaning of family in all its forms-how to find it, how to keep it, and how to love it. Being the middle child has its ups and downs. But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including-Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties. Having grown up the snarky brunette in a house full of chipper redheads, she's quick to search for traces of herself among these not-quite-strangers. And when her adopted family's long-buried problems begin to explode to the surface, Maya can't help but wonder where exactly it is that she belongs. And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. After seventeen years in the foster care system, he's learned that there are no heroes, and secrets and fears are best kept close to the vest, where they can't hurt anyone but him. Don't miss this moving novel that addresses such important topics as adoption, teen pregnancy, and foster care.
Publisher: [United States] :, HarperCollins Publishers,, 2017
ISBN: 9780062330642
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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#6 Feeling incomplete as an adopted child after placing her own baby up for adoption, teen Grace tracks down her biological siblings and finds herself struggling with the dynamics of being a middle child between an embittered older brother and an outspoken younger sister. National Book Award winner.

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Mar 03, 2021

great character development, I was truly interested in the siblings finding each other and how their story developed and ended. Our book club read it as adults, and I think/hope this story would really resonate with teens/young adults.

GLP Jan 29, 2021

Grace finds herself pregnant at 16 and gives up her daughter for adoption. Being adopted herself she struggles with her decision. She finds an older brother Joaquin and a younger sister Maya. They start a search for their biological mother. Through the discovery of their different life stories, happiness and hardships, she comes to terms with her decision and is at peace.

Sep 28, 2020

This book is very interesting, definitely one of my new favorites!

Gina_Vee Apr 10, 2020

This book reminds me so much of When We Found Home by Susan Mallery, but way better!

Aug 29, 2019

A touching story that strikes your heart. I read this book after my bedtime hours to finish the book.

Jul 25, 2019

The best fiction book I've read this summer! Love all the layers!

IndyPL_CarriG Jul 13, 2019

A sweet and emotional coming-of-age story about three very different teenagers trying to figure out where they fit in with their families and with each other. A great book for those who feel like the "other".

VaughanPLShelly Jul 08, 2019

Far From the Tree is a beautiful heart-wrenching story about three adopted teens who reunite. Each character handles the news of having biological siblings differently but they all agree to meet. Readers will be able to relate to all of the main characters and their unique personalities. I highly recommend this one!

ArapahoeStaff30 Aug 20, 2018

A story about 3 teens who were separated in infancy who find each other at crucial points in their lives. The relationships between the characters are beautifully written and very real. I laughed and cried in equal measure. Easily one of my favorite books in recent years.

Jul 07, 2018

This is one of my favorite books I have ever read. Right from the first page the reader is drawn in and sympathizes with the characters!! I love this book and felt like I joined I on the adventures the characters took and loved how vivid the story was in my mind!!!!!

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