I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this Coronavirus outbreak. It’s such an unsure time for so many people. My family is quarantined in our home and we have been spending our time doing lots of home based activities…including reading! I have been reading for a little bit each day and so have my children. When things in the world seem unsure…stability in routine is what always helps to ground me. Reading and blogging are 2 parts of my routine that I have been focusing on keeping throughout this quarantine. I hope you are finding a bit of stability in your life during this unsure time as well..and if you just so happen to be looking for a BEAUTIFUL book to read…oh do I have a lovely one for you 🙂
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Growing up in foster care, Muir has lived in many houses. And if she’s learned one thing, it is to Pack. Light.
Carry only what fits in a suitcase.
Emotional attachment to friends? foster families? a boyfriend? Nope!
There’s no room for any additional baggage.
Muir has just one year left before she ages out of the system. One year before she’s free. One year to avoid anything–or anyone–that could get in her way.
Then she meets Francine. And Kira. And Sean.
And everything changes.
(Disclaimer: I will never post spoilers in my reviews HOWEVER the comment section is completely fair game to discuss any and all specifics including spoilers)
Oh this book is so, so beautiful. I absolutely loved it! I fell in love with these special characters and this is a book I know will stay with me for quite some time. I truly adore a good YA (young adult) novel and this one was so wonderfully written. Jennifer Longo was able to convey exactly what teenagers sound/feel like through her writing and it made this story so much more real in every way.
I couldn’t wait to read more of this book each day which was a VERY welcomed feeling considering that was NOT how I felt about the last book that I read…
This intricate story is so well written and offers such a valuable perspective into a topic in which many of us are unfamiliar. The characters were so wonderfully well developed and many of them were so lovable. I fell in LOVE with these characters, especially Muir. I miss each of them already (AKA the sign of a wonderful book).
As I mentioned in this post, I’m always taking pictures of quotes while reading that I love. This lovely book had 3 quotes that really stuck out to me while reading. I did the best I could to Photoshop the surrounding sentences in my photos…you know how I feel about spoilers! I would never spoil a book for you!
I really just love those quotes. So much.
Upon finishing this book, I now have 2 thoughts:
- This book would make such a beautiful movie!
- My fingers are crossed for a sequel…???
I absolutely loved this special book. You will, too.
Stay safe and healthy, Friends.
Did you read this book? What did you think? What book(s) are you reading while at home during the Coronavirus outbreak?
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6 thoughts on “Looking for a book to read during the Coronavirus Quarantine? This book is a GEM.”
I am almost done with the book you recommended for me, This Is Not How It Ends and as you said I would love it and I surely do. I never read a chapter so fast and loved that the chapters are short! Will probably finish the book tonight! Stay safe !
Yay Karen! I’m so glad. Told you 🙂 Xoxo
Thanks for the recommendation. I’m currently reading and enjoying Side Trip by Kerry Lonsdale. Hope you and your family are staying healthy!
My Mom was a foster child! Can’t wait to read!
Oh you MUST read this! It will give you a whole different perspective…
Thanks for keeping up with your reviews! The library may be closed, but I’m making a list for when they reopen. Stay safe!