[Free kindle] One for the Murphys Author Lynda Mullaly Hunt – Stg2bio.co

Twelve Year Old Carley Connors Can Take A Lot Growing Up In Las Vegas With Her Fun Loving Mother, She S Learned To Be Tough But She Never Expected A Betrayal That Would Land Her In A Foster Care When She S Placed With The Murphys, A Lively Family With Three Boys, She S Blindsided Do Happy Families Really Exist Carley Knows She Could Never Belong In Their World, So She Keeps Her Distance It S Easy To Stay Suspicious Of Daniel, The Brother Who Is Almost Her Age And Is Resentful She S There But Mrs Murphy Makes Her Feel Heard And Seen For The First Time, And The Two Younger Boys Seem Determinded To Work Their Way Into Her Heart Before She Knows It, Carley Is Protected The Boys From A Neighbourhood Bullly And Even Teaching Daniel How To Play Basketball Then Just When She S Feeling Like She Could Truly Be One Of The Murphys, News From Her Mother Shakes Her World.


10 thoughts on “One for the Murphys

  1. Shelley Shelley says:

    SPOILER ALERT If you have not read the book and don t want to know what happens, you should not read this review Okay, I am very conflicted about this book just as conflicted as Carley Connors is about being a foster child I highly recommend this book, especially to foster parents or people who are considering becoming foster parents or people who have regular contact with foster children However, from this review, you might not think so What I dislike about the book appears to outwe SPOILER ALERT If you have not read the book and don t want to know what happens, you should not read this review Okay, I am very conflicted about this book just as conflicted as Carley Connors is about being a foster child I highly recommend this book, especially to foster parents or people who are considering becoming foster parents or people who have regular contact with foster children However, from this review, you might not think so What I dislike about the book appears to outweigh what I like about it It really doesn t, th...


  2. Kathy Kathy says:

    Well done This one really tugged at my heart Be sure you have a box of kleenex nearby Lynda did a fabulous job with this story I laughed and cried while reading it We get to see Carley s defenses come down as she is surrounded by people who truly care about and love her The story didn t end how I thought it would but life is not a fairy tale so it was probably a realistic portrayal of what often happens to kids in the foster care system.A touching ...


  3. Margitte Margitte says:

    This is a beautiful book Overwhelming, emotionally gripping, surprisingly touching I did not expect to find my emotions running up and down different octaves like piano notes YA reading, for tweens But just as heartwarming and uplifting for adults It s a short book, a quick read, but one that had me leave everything to finish it I just could not walk away After closing ...


  4. Carrie Gelson Carrie Gelson says:

    I finished this book in one early morning, teary sitting This book seemed to pull at every heartstring I have I am a Mom first but a teacher in an inner city school second and in the many years I have taught, I have seen a lot This book made me want to rush into my own children s rooms and hug them tight It made me want to smile at every amazing foster parent I know for providing love, security and trust to the children in their care And it reminded me that we all have hearts that have endl I finished this book in one early morning, teary sitting This book seemed to pull at every heartstring I have I am a Mom first but a teacher in an inner city school second and in the many years I have taught, I have seen a lot This book made me want to rush into my own children s rooms and hug them tight It made me want to smile at every amazing foster parent I know for providing love, security and trust to the c...


  5. Donalyn Donalyn says:

    A touching, honest book about Carley, who is sent to live with a foster family, the Murphys, after a violent episode with her stepfather Carley doesn t believe she is worthy of love or a true family, but the Murphys show her otherwise.I chal...


  6. Kristi Kristi says:

    When we meet Carley she is being released from the hospital and finding herself in the care of a foster family As a reader, we don t initially know how Carley got to be where she is, but through flashbacks in the story we are made aware of the horrors that Carley has had to endure.Carley has never known what a loving household is like She hates herself for not hating this foster family We watch her struggle as she comes to terms with herself and with the actions of her mother.One for the Murp When we meet Carley she is being released from the hospital and finding herself in the care of a foster family As a reader, we don t initially know how Carley got to be whe...


  7. Hilary Graham Hilary Graham says:

    It s been a long, long time since a book made me cry this much But in a good way Carley Connors has a less than perfect mom and a dirt bag of a stepfather When physical abuse at her step dad s hand ends up with both Carley and her mom in the hospital, the state intervenes and Carley s handed over to the Foster Care system, which lands her with the Murphy family Thank freaking God Mrs Murphy is one of those rare heroines whose goodness, honesty, and hard work actually leaves you with renewe It s been a long, long time since a book made me cry this much But in a good way Carley Connors has a less than perfect mom and a dirt bag of a stepfather When physical abuse at her step dad s hand ends up with both Carley and her mom in the hospital, the state intervenes and Carley s handed over to the Foster Care system, which lands her with the Murphy family Thank freaking God Mrs Murphy is one of those rare heroines whose goodness, honesty, and hard work actually leaves you with renewed faith in humanity And Hunt had...


  8. Jillian Heise Jillian Heise says:

    Review originally posted on Heise Reads RecommendsA heart breaking and heart warming debut book from Lynda Mullaly Hunt, ONE FOR THE MURPHYS is a beautiful story of family perfect for middle grade readers and adults It s about hope and unsureness and loss and love and friendship and caring and happiness and sadness and possibility and belonging and what it really means to be family Carley and Toni and the Murphys are all a fantastic cast of characters who I just wanted to hang out wit Review originally posted on Heise Reads Recomme...


  9. Joanne Joanne says:

    An often funny and also very touching novel about a girl forced into foster care when she and her mother are hurt by her mother s new husband, ONE FOR THE MURPHYS is a beautiful book that reminds us that as much bad as there is in the world, there is equal good Carley, a street smart girl who didn t go to school and used to get her clothes from donation bins, uses sarcasm and avoidance to deal with her foster placement in the home of the Murphy family, where she is treated kindly and with respe An often funny and also very touching novel about a girl forced into foster care when she and her mother are hurt by her mother s new husband, ONE FOR THE MURPHYS is a beautiful book that reminds us that as much bad as there is in the world, there is equal good Carley, a street smart girl who didn t go to school and used to get her clothes from donation bins, uses sarcasm and avoidance to deal w...


  10. Karen Karen says:

    This book has made me stronger I didn t really understand why I wasn t crying about the part when Carley described how Dennis hurt her and her mother helped him It wasn t until later that I realized that I wasn t crying because Carley wasn t I wanted to be as strong as Carley When she did cry at the end, the tears that I was saving up st...