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One for the Murphys Hardcover – Import, 10 May 2012

4.8 out of 5 stars 1,054 ratings

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* "Carley is a modern-day Gilly Hopkins, bright and strong, angry and deeply hurt. . . . By the end of this poignant debut, readers will be applauding Carley's strength. . . . A worthy addition to the foster-family shelf." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Hunt's heart-wrenching debut believably captures Carley's painful one-step-forward, two-steps-back process, particularly as she acts out in order to protect dealing with her emotions. . . . Carley promises Mrs. Murphy that she'll 'have a happy life someday,' and readers will be cheering her on." — Booklist

"Carley's struggles with anger, regret, and self-worth both balance and deepen this coming-of-age tale. . . . Speaks to the universal experience of growing up but will especially resonate with readers who have questioned the hands they have been dealt and wonder how to move forward nonetheless. . . . Vacillates between uplifting and heartbreaking as Carley learns to love, be loved, and let go." — The Horn Book

"Undeniably affecting. Hunt's writing is strong and her characters well-developed and believable . . . readers will . . . be drawn into this story of a girl's struggle against the ingrained belief that she is undeserving of kindness and generosity." — Publishers Weekly

"This debut novel holds its own. . . . Affectingly told. Believing that she can, someday, have a loving family of her own . . . makes a different kind of happy ending. Middle grade and teen readers will find this an engaging story." — Voice of Youth Advocates

About the Author

Lynda Mullaly Hunt received the Tassy Walden Award for her first draft of One for the Murphys, which was her debut novel. She lives in Marlborough, Connecticut.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Nancy Paulsen Books (10 May 2012)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0399256156
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0399256158
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 10 years and up
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 352 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 14.91 x 2.21 x 21.74 cm
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Lynda Mullaly Hunt (www.lyndamullalyhunt.com) has received many honors for her debut novel, One for the Murphys, which is on over twenty state award lists, including Bank Street’s 2013 Best Books of the Year. She’s a former teacher, and holds writers retreats for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two children, impetuous beagle, and beagle-loathing cat.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Such a good book! It made me feel all the good emotions at once.
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"That we've both changed. That we're tired of having the world push us into places we don't want to be. That we're both scared of losing love that maybe we never had to begin with. That we can have whatever we want in our lives; it's only a matter of deciding."

*Content warnings for bullying, child neglect, abuse

I love the writing and how convincing the characters are.

The child characters are frustrating to deal with because they are so confused and they have been used to the idea that they don't deserve to be treated well because of the neglect and the abuse they have suffered all their lives.

I genuinely felt the frustration of the foster mother, Julie Murphy, when she was trying to keep things normal when her own two kids aren't listening to her and Carley is constantly on her way to prove she isn't used to the attention and care she's getting.

One good book to start reading young adult. It deals with fostering and neglected kids getting used to all the love and care they deserve.
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