Far From the TreeBook - 2017
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 and finds an older brother and younger sister. But she struggles to find the balance between her cautious joy at discovering two brand-new family members and the gaping loneliness that lingers in the space her daughter once held. Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, has a lot to say about their newfound family ties. Having grown up the snarky brunette in a house full of chipper redheads, shes quick to search for traces of herself among these not-quite-strangers. When her adopted familys long-buried problems begin to explode to the surface, Maya cant help but wonder where exactly it is that she belongs. Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. After all, he is the only one of the three who was never adopted. And seventeen years in the foster care system have taught him his secrets and fears are best kept close to the vest where they cant hurt anyone but him.
From Library Staff
This YA novel is the story of three biological siblings reunited by the oldest, Grace, lafter giving up her own baby for adoption. Grace finds her sister living with a well-off, but in-crisis family and her brother in foster care. This book looks at family ties, both by genetics and experience.