Robin Benway Far from the Tree

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Far from the Tree

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National Book Award Winner and New York Times Bestseller!

Perfect for fans of NBC's "This Is Us," Robin Benway's beautiful interweaving story of three very different teenagers connected by blood explores the meaning of family in all its forms--how to find it, how to keep it, and how to love it.

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, including--

Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties. Having grown up the snarky brunette in a house full of chipper redheads, she's quick to search for traces of herself among these not-quite-strangers. And when her adopted family's long-buried problems begin to explode to the surface, Maya can't help but wonder where exactly it is that she belongs.

And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. After seventeen years in the foster care system, he's learned that there are no heroes, and secrets and fears are best kept close to the vest, where they can't hurt anyone but him.

Don't miss this moving novel that addresses such important topics as adoption, teen pregnancy, and foster care.

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PRAISE FOR EMMY & OLIVER: Emmy & Oliver is wonderful. Funny, heartbreaking, and true... just like life. Robin Benway has written characters I felt like I d known forever, and was so sad to see go. A must read. --Morgan Matson, author of Since You've Been Gone"

Robin Benway writes with her full heart. Emmy & Oliver is a genuinely sweet and funny novel bursting with the inextinguishable forces of love between parents and children, distant and inseparable friends, new and reunited lovers. --Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Isla and the Happily Ever AfterStephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Isla and the Happily Ever AfterStephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Isla and the Happily"

Benway examines split loyalties, the impact of confessionals, and how broken bonds can be mended Benway s intriguing premise and honest tone are a winning combination as she movingly portrays the growing trust between her characters. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

At times heartfelt, funny, irreverent, and ultimately satisfying a good choice for fans of Stephanie Perkins s Anna and the French Kiss or any of Sarah Dessen s novels. --School Library Journal"

Benway fearlessly examines the effects of loss and return from every perspective Hope, confusion, frustration, and love coexist without shame as teens and parents come to grips with the realization that nothing stays the same no matter how desperately we want it to. --Booklist"

Benway peels away the surface and digs down to the raw emotions the teens and their families feel as a portrait of the emerging adolescent, it engages. --Kirkus"

Emmy s narration is smart and sassy, and the romance plot is satisfying... An unusual blend of a soulmate story, a melodramatic plot, and a realistic book about adjustment, growth, and change, this will please romance fans as well as pragmatic souls with a sentimental streak. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"

PRAISE FOR EMMY & OLIVER: "Emmy & Oliver is wonderful. Funny, heartbreaking, and true... just like life. Robin Benway has written characters I felt like I'd known forever, and was so sad to see go. A must read."--Morgan Matson, author of Since You've Been Gone

"At times heartfelt, funny, irreverent, and ultimately satisfying... a good choice for fans of Stephanie Perkins's Anna and the French Kiss or any of Sarah Dessen's novels."--School Library Journal

"Benway peels away the surface and digs down to the raw emotions the teens and their families feel... as a portrait of the emerging adolescent, it engages."--Kirkus

About the Author:

Robin Benway is the acclaimed author of the Also Known As series; Audrey, Wait!; and The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May & June. Benway's books have been published in sixteen languages, have won international awards, and have been bestsellers in several countries. Formerly a bookseller and book publicist, she lives in Los Angeles.

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