Far from the tree
National Book Award Winner and New York Times Bestseller!
Perfect for fans of NBC's "This Is Us," Robin Benway's beautiful interweaving story of three very different teenagers connected by blood explores the meaning of family in all its forms--how to find it, how to keep it, and how to love it.
Being the middle child has its ups and downs.
But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including--
Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties. Having grown up the snarky brunette in a house full of chipper redheads, she's quick to search for traces of herself among these not-quite-strangers. And when her adopted family's long-buried problems begin to explode to the surface, Maya can't help but wonder where exactly it is that she belongs.
And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. After seventeen years in the foster care system, he's learned that there are no heroes, and secrets and fears are best kept close to the vest, where they can't hurt anyone but him.
Don't miss this moving novel that addresses such important topics as adoption, teen pregnancy, and foster care.
Adopted children -- Fiction
Adopted children -- Juvenile fiction
Brothers and sisters
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction
Families -- Juvenile fiction
Family life -- Fiction
Family secrets -- Fiction
Identity (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction
Identity -- Fiction
Teenage mothers -- Juvenile fiction
Young adult fiction
Young adult fiction / Family / Adoption
Young adult fiction / Family / Siblings
Young adult fiction / Social Themes / Pregnancy
Level 5.1, 13 Points
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|subject_facet||Adopted children -- Fiction, Adopted children -- Juvenile fiction, Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction, Families -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- Fiction, Family secrets -- Fiction, Fiction, Identity (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction, Identity -- Fiction, Novels, Teenage mothers -- Juvenile fiction, Young adult fiction, Young adult fiction / Family / Adoption, Young adult fiction / Family / Siblings, Young adult fiction / Social Themes / Pregnancy|
|title_display||Far from the tree|
|title_full||Far from the tree / Robin Benway|
|title_short||Far from the tree|
|topic_facet||Adopted children, Brothers and sisters, Families, Family life, Family secrets, Identity, Identity (Psychology), Teenage mothers, Young adult fiction / Family / Adoption, Young adult fiction / Family / Siblings, Young adult fiction / Social Themes / Pregnancy|