What's Going On Here?

There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Foster Care System

I used to be very vocal about my dislike for the foster care system.  I am much less so now.  I think growing older, I have learned to hold my tongue.  My heart still aches at every story of a child being hurt in a foster home.  I still think that Nancy Schaefer's death is very suspicious.
But Touch Blue puts a positive light on the foster care system.  Mostly.  Well, maybe it gives a balanced POV.
An island town in Maine is going to have to close its school because there aren't enough students.  So the town decides to take in foster children.  Yeah...that kinda rubs me the wrong way...but the book addresses that, too.
The young boy who comes to live with Tess and her family has been through hell.  And the scene with his mother brought me to tears.  Really, really good book.

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