Saturday, January 10, 2015

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

If You Find MeIf You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was much better than what I thought it was going to be! Carey and her mute younger sister are found living in an old trailer in the middle of the woods in Tennessee. They have a mother, but she's abandoned them, and their father now gets custody. But the two girls haven't been in society for years--they don't know what modern technology is and have never eaten hamburgers. However, at least their meth-using mother brought them books to read--the girls test above their peers. School is a big adjustment, especially for Carey. She's taken care of her selective mute sister for years, and it's hard to give her up. Janessa adjusts extremely easily, like little kids do. But it's harder for Carey. It turns out that she had a rough time in the woods and her mother would do anything for money or meth, including things that would hurt her daughters. Sick, sad, but happening all too often in our society.

This book doesn't take long to read but it's a good addition to the YA realistic fiction genre.

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