What I Carry (Hardcover)
Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780553537710, 336pp.
Publication Date: January 21, 2020
Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (1/21/2020)
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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.
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.
About the Author
Praise For What I Carry…
“Longo (Up to this Pointe), a foster and adoptive parent, wrote the book for her adopted daughter, who wanted a “hopeful, happy” tale; she provides it—and the book, well-written and heartfelt, is a pleasure.” —Publisher's Weekly, starred review
“A deeply touching story about survival, hope, and love and an important addition to the literature of foster care. Muiriel's journey will transfix readers from the first to the last page."— Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces
"What I Carry is not only a necessary book —it's a charming, honest, and hopeful one. This is a story you'll fall for." —Deb Caletti, National Book Award Finalist, and author of the Michael L. Printz Honor Book, A Heart in a Body in the World
"You will carry this book in your heart for a long, long time."—Jeff Zentner, William C. Morris Award winning author of The Serpent King and Goodbye Days
“Funny, painful, fresh, and real, Jennifer Longo’s What I Carry will break your heart and put it back together again.” — Martha Brokenbrough, author of Kirkus Prize Finalist The Game of Love and Death
“A knock-down hope-filled story to fall in love with...Read this book. Then pass it on.” —Holly Cupala, author of Don't Breathe a Word
"This smart, funny, beautiful book is sure to mend hearts as well as open minds." —Jo Knowles, author of Where the Heart Is