What I Carry
ISBN: 0553537741
EAN13: 9780553537741
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 26, 2021
Pages: 352
Dimensions: 1.259843" H x 8.149606" L x 5.511811" W
Weight: 0.6172943 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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A deeply touching story about survival, hope, and love. --Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces

For readers of Robin Benway's Far from the Tree, a powerful and heartwarming look at a teen girl about to age out of the foster care system.

Growing up in foster care, Muir has lived in many houses. And if she's learned one thing, it is to Pack. Light. Carry only what fits in a suitcase.

Toothbrush? Yes. Socks? Yes. Emotional attachment to friends? foster families? a boyfriend? Nope There's no room for any additional baggage.

Muir has just one year left before she ages out of the system. One year before she's free. One year to avoid anything--or anyone--that could get in her way.

Then she meets Francine. And Kira. And Sean.

And everything changes.

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This book was absolutely perfect for me. I read it in one sitting after buying it for a report in one of my classes. It was front to back at one time. It's very good and definitely recommend.
   Brilliantly written!
I had to read this in about eighteen hours. There is a perfect mix of sadness and joy in these characters. Absolutely loved it.
   Aging out of foster care
The novel looked at the fear and trepidation that foster children feel as they approach their 18 th birthday when they age out of the care system. This is a book of fiction and it reminds us that this is a real issue for many young people who are cast into very difficult life situations.
I don't usually say this about books. I rarely say it about drama books. I am a sci- fifantasymystery person. I love drama, but it has to be great. I would recommend this book to everyone.
   Wonderful book
This book was very enjoyable. It kept me awake. It addresses difficult issues but still leaves us feeling good.
   What to say...
I don't know what to say about this book. I can't say how I feel about it. I feel like it was missing a lot but in other ways it was genius. Some of the stories behind the things that Muir carries from house to house fell flat for me and I was rushing to get through them. I liked the friendship between Sean and Kira, but I didn't like the other ones.
   A beautiful story of hope
A beautifully written story about the strength and courage we all have within ourselves that sometimes we don't realize is there until someone shows it to us. Longo knows how to say something with words. You don't want to leave her world because she pulls you in. The story of aging out of foster care and finding her place in the world was a great one. This novel is very good.
   Well-written and heartfelt and funny.
Longo writes with humor and heart. I loved Six Feet Over It, Up To This Pointe, and What I carry. I know that What I Carry was inspired by her daughter and her own unique insight, personal experiences and quirky POV, and that I have known her for years. I can hear her voice as I read, I am blessed to know her. She has a funny gift for story telling. Singular and wonderful. All of her books are recommended by me. Up to this point is six feet over it and what I carry. I'm looking forward to seeing the stories on the big screen.
   What's inside is what you carry--and sometimes you need help to find it
A beautiful read from Longo. Take the time to meet her people. She writes from the heart and the head, shining lights into corners you may not know are there. Every work is rewarding, and this one is no exception. There are insights into the foster care system, the National Parks and Forests, the battle between Muir and Pinchot, and what you can stuff into a pillowcase. It's time to think about what you carry after you finish this.