|By (author):||Benway, Robin|
|Subject:||YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Adoption|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Siblings|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Pregnancy|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.50in x 1.21in|
|From The Publisher*|
National Book Award Finalist!
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.
|Review Quote*||★ "Family issues are neither airbrushed nor oversimplified. From the first page to the last, this compassionate, funny, moving, compulsively readable novel about what makes a family gets it right."|
|Review Quote*||★ "Equally heartwarming and heart-wrenching... Benway (Emmy & Oliver) delves into the souls of these characters as they wrestle to overcome feelings of inadequacy, abandonment, and betrayal, gradually coming to understand themselves and each other."|
|Review Quote*||"Far from the Tree dives deep into themes of heartbreak and love, and presents a profound, emotional meditation on what it means to be family."|
|Review Quote*||"Far from the Tree is the kind of book that strikes close to a reader's heart. I had to know what happened to Grace, Maya, and Joaquin, and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Beautiful."|
|Review Quote*||"Far from the Tree is a touching story about the strength and love of unconventional families, and the unbreakable bond of siblings near and far. Robin Benway's characters are authentically crafted, full of heart, hurt, and hope."|
|Review Quote*||PRAISE FOR EMMY & OLIVER: "Emmy & Oliver is wonderful. Funny, heartbreaking, and true... just like life. Robin Benway has written characters I felt like I'd known forever, and was so sad to see go. A must read."|
|Review Quote*||"Robin Benway writes with her full heart. Emmy & Oliver is a genuinely sweet and funny novel bursting with the inextinguishable forces of love-between parents and children, distant and inseparable friends, new and reunited lovers."|
|Review Quote*||★ "Benway examines split loyalties, the impact of confessionals, and how broken bonds can be mended. Benway's intriguing premise and honest tone are a winning combination as she movingly portrays the growing trust between her characters."|
|Review Quote*||★ "At times heartfelt, funny, irreverent, and ultimately satisfying… a good choice for fans of Stephanie Perkins's Anna and the French Kiss or any of Sarah Dessen's novels."|