Kara never met her birth mother. Abandoned as an infant, she was taken in by an elderly American woman living in China. Now eleven, Kara spends most of her time in their apartment, wondering why she and Mama cannot leave the city of Tianjin and go live with Daddy in Montana. Mama tells Kara to be content with what she has … but what if Kara secretly wants more?
Told in lyrical, moving verse, Kara’s story is one of a girl learning to trust her own voice, discovering that love and family are limitless, and finding the wings she needs to reach new heights.
Release Date: February 1st, 2015
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Genre: Middle Grade
I was given an e-ARC free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Edelweiss and Simon and Schuster!
I really enjoyed this book and the theme of the book and just watching Kara grow and change and deal with all of the struggles in her life.
This book is centered around family and I loved that. I don't read too many books that focus mostly on family (it is mostly based around romantic relationships or friendships). There were many friends in this book that helped Kara along in her journey though so I liked how friends were mixed in there.
This book is written in verse and I love books like that. It always blows my mind how such powerful messages and good stories can come from such a little amount of words. I think it takes a really good and special author to write books in verse. I loved how this book was executed and thought it added its nice own little touch.
I would recommend this book if you like books centered around family and friendship, diverse characters, and books written in poetry! This one doesn't come out until February of 2015 so quite some time to go but definitely mark this one down because I wouldn't want you to miss out on this great story.
As you can see, I thoroughly enjoyed this book this book and I give it: