Far From the Tree by Robin Benway

Sixteen year-old Grace is an only child who, after delivering baby Peach and putting her up for adoption, finds herself ostracized, hollow and empty. Being adopted herself and wavering from her recent life altering decision, Grace is determined to find her birth mother. She soon discovers she not only has a half sister, Maya, but an older half brother, Joaquin. So while the three kids begin to tether themselves to one another, they start to peel back the layers; slowly exposing the pain, joy, hardship, sorrow and wonder ultimately revealing what it means to be a family. Told from multiple points of view, this family saga is a powerful and captivating story.

Review by: KC, library staff