One for the Murphys
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books (Penguin Group for Young Readers), 2012
Recommended Age: 10 & up
In a Nutshell: Carly Conners finds herself in the hospital after surviving a violent attack from her stepfather. While her careless mother, who was also attacked, remains in critical condition at the hospital, Carly is forced to live as a foster child with the most normal family she’s ever met- the Murphys: three energetic boys, a firefighter father, and a mother who is determined to help Carly know normalcy, feel self-value, and find strength through unconditional love.
It only took me a couple of afternoons to read this heartwarming, middle grade novel. I just couldn’t put it down. Really looking forward to reading more from the talented Lynda Mullaly Hunt.