Reviewed by Tabetha
Published by Nancy Paulsen Books (Penguin Group for Young Readers)
A Tassey Walden Award Winner
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars!
This is a true literary master piece! There could be a lot of different themes to this book so no matter what themes you tend to like I think there is something for you.
The story begins when Carley is on her way to a foster family. When she arrives you are introduced To three new characters. First, Mrs. Murphy who is friendly, and perky who has a secret that she is keeping from Carley. Daniel, the oldest son, is moody and rude towards Carley until she teaches him about basketball. Adam and Michael Eric who are both young. Adam is eight. Michael Eric is four. Carley ends up defending them both from the neighborhood bully. Then, something bad happens to Michael Eric just before a holiday.
Carley has to go to a new school where she meets Tony. At first, they are enemies, but later Tony is best friends with Carley.
Then there is Mr. Murphy. He is hard for Carley to trust, or even get along with, but at the end Carley understands him, with a little help from Tony.
Throughout the story, there is a lot drama going on. For instance when the police come over to investigate Carley’s step father. Or when she goes to see her mother and she tells her something she could never believe.
This is truly an unforgettable tale. You have to read One for the Murphys!
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