Monday, September 6, 2010

Forgotten by Melody Carson

Starting over...a new job, a new city, a new school, a new start for her and her mom. This sounds like a great opportunity for Adele and her mom, even if it's her senior year. Adele desperately wants to believe that this time will be differernt. Her mom will stay on her meds. Their "good fortune" will last. Her new friends will never know the truth about her mom.

Adele knows it's too good to be true. When her mom goes missing, the only thing left to eat is canned soup, the rent is overdue, and she is forced to sleep in a van....Adele thinks things have gotten as bad as they possibly can. Determined to survive, she tries to balance her homework, part-time job, and her friends. How long can she keep up the charade that all is okay?
Homeless people walk up and down the streets of small town (and big town) America every day and most often we look away.  Lately, their seems to be a resurgence of people wanting to help the homeless. However, I believe teen homelessness is often overlooked. Author Melody Carlson paints an accurate, often painful picture of what it means to be a teenager...on their own...trying to survive. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 

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