Reviewed by Hannah C (age 11)
My favorite part in the book is when Thomas J. was trying to find a way to communicate with his mother. He had gone out and found her address to her new house and started to write her letters all the time like the letters famous people get. This is my favorite part in the book because Thomas J. had perseverance and never gave up. It is a great lesson for life!
There were not any illustrations but the front cover showed the kids and how sad they are. They really needed to find happiness and get out of foster care.
I think this book really teaches kids and adults to never give up and stay strong like Thomas J. and the others. This book made me feel very confident in everything I do.
The characters Carlie and Thomas J. really reminded me of my cousins Audrey and Kristopher. Carlie reminded me of my cousin Audrey because she is kind of mean but then learns to get along with people. Thomas J. reminded me of Kristopher because they are both so quiet and think in their own unique ways.
I recommend this book for kids ages 8 to pre-teen because it teaches a pretty important valuable lesson. It is also good for fiction lovers!