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WHAT I CARRY by Jennifer Longo

What I Carry, by my brilliant friend Jennifer Longo, is a beautifully written YA novel that's a treat for your heart.

Here's Simon, my head of barketing, modeling it.

Random House Books for Young Readers

pub date: January 21, 2020

Flap copy:

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.

Toothbrush? Yes.

Socks? Yes.

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.

* * *

It's sooo good!

"Read What I Carry by Jennifer Longo. Also, have a tissue with you because this novel made Dawn cry at the ferry terminal, and she thinks a tissue would have come in handy."

-Simon (Five out of Five Golden Squirrels)

And if Simon's review is not enough for you:

"The power of relationship--both those experienced and those denied--is expertly explored throughout this novel with nuance and humanity."

-KIRKUS (Starred)

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