One for the Murphys

By: Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Carley Connors is just a normal 12 year old girl from Las Vegas when something terrible happens with her step-dad and her mother. Her mother ends up in the hospital, her step-dad goes to jail and Carley has no one to stay with. Mrs. MacAvoy, a foster care worker places Carley into a foster home, the Murphys house. She feels like she doesn't belong with the Murphys, like they are too good for her. Mrs. Murphy makes her feel important and loved. She makes a good friend while she is with the Murphys, then she gets news from her mother and she has to make a big decision.


I related to Carley because I play basketball and practice basketball with my brother. The only character I didn't like was Rainer because he was rude to everyone at school and bullied people.