What I Carry

What I Carry

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.

Title:What I Carry
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780553537727
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    What I Carry Reviews

  • Book

    I do not usually cry when I read books. I get misty...occasionally...but crying? Not so much. So it's saying a whole hell of a lot that when I finished this book I was sobbing. I love Muiriel. Love Fr...

  • Lauren

    4.5 stars - a beautiful story of nature. A story of friendship and finding it where you least expect it. Foster care is a subject that isn’t talked about enough in juvenile fiction. And I love the c...

  • Sophie

    I have to thank Sam @weliveandbreathebooks https://www.weliveandbreathebooks.com/ for that read. I swear I won’t visit her site anymore as she makes me but so many books! This one has such a gorgeou...

  • ash ?

    ASDFGHJKL I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!it was a big bundle of Feelings™️, PowerfulRelationships™️, and! Character!Growth!™️ which i absolutely adored. pls just do me a favor and re...

  • Samantha (WLABB)

    One more year. Muir just had to keep her head down for one more year, and then, freedom. What Muir wasn't planning on was being placed with Francine, or meeting Kira, or finding Sean. Attachments were...

  • Jennie

    This was a very interesting book about a girl who has been in foster care her entire life. Abandoned at birth at the John Muir Hospital, she has to struggle her whole life to fit in and to be accepted...

  • Nancy Fischer

    I had the chance to hear Jennifer Longo speak at an NCIBA luncheon. Her presentation was funny, poignant and sincere. I picked up an ARC of her novel afterward... and was immediately hooked by the utt...

  • Margaret Willson

    this book is honestly really beautiful. it's toast, friendships, brokenness, healing, nature, forests, strength, rawness, bats, and it's really... a journey?the characters were deep and interesting an...

  • Jennifer

    Loved it! It had the potential to be unrealistic because finding a safe place to live just a year before aging out of the foster care system seems difficult but it was beautifully written and drew you...

  • Lindsi (Do You Dog-ear?)

    I received an ARC as a gift. My thoughts and opinions are my own. Any quotes I use are from an unpublished copy and may not reflect the finished product.What I Carry was a brilliant, fantastic read! I...