Sunday, May 5, 2013

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

Kidnapped at age 5 by her own drug-addicted mother, Carey has spent the last 10 years living in a camper in the Tennessee woods with her younger sister, Jenessa.  But now Carey and her sister have been found and taken back home.  Only Carey isn't sure any place will ever feel like home again.



"Inside, I hurt in that empty-puzzle-piece way ... The tears flow, hot as the creek in the summer time ... I'm alone in a foreign land, this kingdom called New Bedroom, so clean, it makes my brain hurt ... I've been a world of tired, clear down in my dusty bones."



Not only does Carey have to reconnect with the real world, but with her father and new stepmother and stepsister, too.  And she has to learn how to accept and deal with everything that happened to her in the woods.  This is a moving and powerful story, one that will break your heart more than once, and make you smile through your tears.

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4 comments:

  1. Wow...this one sounds like a powerful, emotional story. Thanks for writing about it.

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    1. I think you'd really like it. It's certainly one of those memorable books. And it has a good ending.

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  2. Already on my wishlist, sounds like it will make me ugly cry!

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    1. But then it will make you smile; the hope in this story outweighs the ugliness by a lot. It's such a great story.

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