One for the Murphys
Title: One for the Murphys
Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
One for the Murphys is the first novel written by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. This J book depicts the story of Carley Connors, a 12 year old girl, living in a foster home after being removed from her mother’s house. Read this excerpt, and you’ll understand why the front flap says that this book will stay with you long after you finish reading it.
-Robin at the Spencer Township branch
Carley uses humor and street smarts to keep her emotional walls high and thick. But the day she becomes a foster child, and moves in with the Murphys, she’s blindsided. This loving, bustling family shows Carley the stable family life she never thought existed, and she feels like an alien in their cookie-cutter-perfect household. Despite her resistance, the Murphys eventually show her what it feels like to belong—until her mother wants her back and Carley has to decide where and how to live. She’s not really a Murphy, but the gifts they’ve given her have opened up a new future.