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Review: Far from the Tree

Far from the Tree by Robin Benway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After Grace gives her baby up for adoption, she decides to find her own birth mother. She discovers two other siblings, an older brother and a younger sister, who have no interest in finding the "woman who abandoned them." Joaquin has been in foster care since he was a baby. Maya was adopted at birth like Grace. Can they be a family with three different lives?

I loved this book. The audio was well done. It's an emotional read. I made the mistake of finishing it in the morning before school. My makeup needed a touch up before I left.

p. 335
"That's exactly what family is, Joaquin!" Maya shouted at him. "It means that no matter where you go, no matter how far you run, you're still a part of me and Grace and we're still a part of you, too! ... And sometimes family hurts each other. But after that's done you bandage each other up, and you move on. Together."

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