Outstanding, Intermediate, Young Adult, foster care, adoption, traumatic experiences, family, belonging, love, hardship
After living most of their life in the foster care system, Flora and Julian are still dealing with the trauma. Though they’d been adopted by a wonderful lady two years earlier, when they find out she is having a baby, they worry that there will not be enough love to go around. Julian used to hide food in his closet, while Flora would stop talking because her words got stuck. These problems had been getting better, but once they found out about the baby, they started occurring more regularly again. To help them work through the trauma of their early life, Person (as Flora calls their mom) takes them on a trip to find out their history. Along the way, they learn what a family really means, and that love is never divided, only multiplied.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Forever, or a Long, Long Time,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39
, Article 32.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss2/32