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Narrated by Julie McCarthy

Run Time: 6 hrs and 20 mins

Genre: Foster Care, Family Drama


Destiny’s had a rough life so far. Her mother is a hot mess and pretty much neglects the kid. Eventually, she enters the foster care system. The road to a forever home is fraught with mistrust, bratty behavior, and both conditional and unconditional love.

Additional Comments:

– Parts of the book were extremely annoying to listen to. Content-wise, don’t think most of the beginning was made to be comfortable, so that’s as designed. Some of the kid-voices were downright painful (part because the kid/character was screeching and/ or throwing a tantrum), but otherwise, it was handled fine. You could tell if a male or female was speaking.

– The bird rehabilitation angle was cool.

– The social worker’s a saint.

– The final family is super patient. I liked the fact that at least one family didn’t work out for the kid, not for anybody’s fault. That’s life, so it’s important to show that sometimes it’s nobody’s fault.

– I think it’s probably (sadly) accurate for some older foster kids who bounce from home to home because they’re behavior is awful, or they’re just too old for most couples looking to adopt want to tackle. In that sense, it’s a powerful book.

– The end works out swell. You kind of know that will happen if you read the description.


If you can handle a rough beginning, it’s ultimately a touching and powerful book.

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