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Home Heart warming storyThis book is truly amazing.I liked the way the foster mum treated them well and exempted them.This book teaches you a lot I received a free download of this book from Story Cartel, thank you As a junior high teacher this book was pretty heart wrenching for me to read I have students like Allie every year I have seen kids who have had to grow up way too soon, and take care of younger siblings It is difficult to motivate a child to learn Algebra, when their main concern is how they are going to feed themselves and their siblings that night and hide the fact that their parents are not doing it I absolutely adored JoJo She definitely knows how to love foster kids From my teacher perspective, I have also seen the wonderful results when the foster system works The positive change in a child who is properly cared for is amazing.I am always thankful that I grew up in a loving household with both parents This book reminded me to be grateful for all the blessings I have.I would recommend this book to others I would be interested to read a review of this book from someone who grew up in the f Epub Home Author Brenda Kearns Oknalubliniec.eu Wish You Could Find Great Books For Teens That Don T Cost A Fortune Looking For Good Tween Books That You Can T Put Down Then TryHOME A Gripping Tale Of One Girl S Fight To Get Out Of Foster Care And To Reunite Her Family.It S Allie S 14th Birthday, And She S In Her 17th Foster Home Suck It Up, Her Mom Says Play The Game And They Ll Let You Come Home And Allie S Great At The Game At Lying About Her Mom S Drinking, At Hiding The Weird Things Her Little Brother Does That Worry Social Workers, At Pretending The Counseling Is Actually Helping Allie Is So Great At The Game That She Never Has To Stay In A Foster Home Than Three Months.Now Allie Has A Problem Her Newest Foster Family Has Caught On To Her Game They See Right Through Her Lies, And They Re Trying To Stop Her From Going Back Home Ever Yet The Last Place Allie Wants To Live Is On A Smelly Old Farm In The Middle Of Nowhere.But How Do You Fight It When Everyone Around You Is Saying That Where You Were Born Isn T Where You Belong HOME Is A Touching Tale About A Girl Struggling To Reunite Her Family, Protect Her Young Siblings And Gain Control Of Her Life All In The Face Of Family Problems That No One Believes She Can Fix.A Personal Note From The Author The Reality Is That Even Kids Who Have Terrible Home Lives Would Rather Live With Their Own Families Than Be Taken Away And Put In Foster Care You D Think Kids Would Be Happier Living In A Stable Environment Where They Re Well Fed, Protected From Harm And Treated With Respect It S Not True Most Kids Want To Go Home, And They Ll Lie About The Neglect And Abuse, And Hide Anything That Might Make Social Workers Suspicious, In Order To Get Back To Their Families I Fostered And Then Adopted Four Children, And I Faced This Struggle With Every One Of Them It S Heartbreaking To Watch Kids Try To Convince Everyone Including Themselves That Their Birth Families Can Somehow Be Normal.If You Re On The Look Out For Good Books For Girls Or Young Teens, Then HOME Is For You. The story is about a 14 yr old girl, who again lands in a foster home with her young twin siblings because of her mother s extreme alcohol problem We meet Allie as she s placed on a farm She s already determined to get back home no matter what the cost and has a plan on how to do it.The author does a wonderful job with Allie, her thoughts, her fears and her entire character development She starts out very hostile and who can blame her , but slowly lowers her shields although her original goal remains It s a very touching story, which comes over very realistic Her fears and doubts are very understandable, although some of them are obviously a little off Still, one only wants to reach out and help her.The story does a great job of not only showing the problems with the foster care system, but also the benefits when things work they way they should I really think children ages 9 12 will sympathize with Alli I like the story premise and this is a good book that shows the strong bond between parents and children The angst and humor are balanced in this book and I feel for the main character Her dreams, her fears, her decisions, what it takes from h Home by Brenda Kearns was completely different than I had anticipated I usually books where I actually like the main character That is a big factor for me Yet, I never really like Allie and I didn t need to Allie s goal isn t to make anyone like her, it s to get her and her two siblings home Kearns does an amazing job of getting us into Allie s mind, so that while I didn t like her, I This is a book that is for teens and adults alike You connect with the main character and the plot is fantastic I enjoy this author and each time I read a book by her I was given this book in exchange for an honest review via StoryCartel. Got this book for free on story cartel Allie sounds alot like my attitude as a young girl I always thought I had to protect my siblings I cant wait to read it all just started it and like it so far This novella explores the drawbacks of the foster care system and the emotions of children who are its victims The author has had first hand experience with the system and presents her story from the point of view of fourteen year old Allie She and her younger twin siblings, Luke and Madeleine have been ripped away from their mother many times This time they find themselves on a farm.Allie is determined to get them back to their urban home She uses her experience to try to manipulate the system and the social worker When she finds herself in the care of Jo Jo and a few other foster children, Allie is flummoxed While she is determined to get back home as fast as she can, this family s approach of both tough love and common sense has her baffled It seems that Allie s mother is determined to sabotage her efforts because every time she has a chance to show herself a good mother, she proves just the opposite Finally the day arrives when they have an unsupervised overnight visit with their mother the children find themselves in trouble again How will Allie decide to handle it this time This book is both an examination of foster care and a coming of age story Kearns knows how to develop her characters and pull the heart strings of her r Brenda Kearns well written and moving novel Home is an inside look at the foster care system and how one young girl struggles to hold her family together in the face of unwavering odds Allie is determined to keep her twin siblings safe and sacrifices her own childhood to do so Their mother seems to be in a state of shock after losing her husband, struggling with single motherhood, depression, and alcohol abuse She makes poor choices that lead to her children being removed from her care and sent to 17 different foster homes Allie, just 14, uses her wits to persuade case workers and foster parents to return her and her brother and sister to their mother in spite of no improvement at home, and she s successful, until she meets Jo, who sees through her and wants for her and the twins This is a heartbreaking tale in which we see deep inside Allie s anguish and despair over the loss of her life as it was before her father s death and her mother s inability to cope She continue to hope for the best, pleading with her mother to pull it together for the sake of her children, but is disappointed again and again This is not an unlikely scenario as children in the foster care system often go through the same type of upheaval and turmoil Kearns does an excellent job developing her characters the kindly Jo, the exasperating Jonathan, the troubled twins and the strong Allie The pace is just right, and the ending, though a bit abrupt, satisfying This is an enlightening story that le

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