By Janet Fitch
A bestseller, but mostly sad. A young girl whose mom goes to prison, and she goes to foster care. She braves it out and manages OK, but your heart aches for her.
By Jarrett Krosoczka
By Taylor Jenkins Reid
By Steven Rowley
** spoiler alert ** The ending of this book had me crying and there were some tender parts in the book, but I became annoyed with the overuse of the octopus symbol, particularly during the battle scene. Ok! I get it ! This was your epic tale and the octopus was your white whale, but, as my mother would have said, "Enough already!!"