Finding Home

 
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Finding Home
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Age Range
14+
Release Date
June 15, 2015
ISBN
978-1943353040
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Firestarter Kayla Cruise has been kicked out of another foster home, her twelfth, and she’s back at the railroad tracks where she always finds solace. Surprisingly, a woman shows up there as an apparition, offering something Kayla had been longing for all her life, a forever home. Not just any home, Tia Keating runs a group home for teens with special gifts…gifts like the ones Kayla has spent years running from. The problem is that when something feels like it is too good to be true, it usually is. Evil is stalking Kayla and her new family. The Darkness is putting her dream placement in jeopardy. It also threatens a burgeoning relationship that Kayla doesn’t quite understand, as well as the only true family she has ever known. With the help of Tia and the rest of the family, Kayla is going to fight back. The demons won’t get to take away her happiness, not this time. Will this placement be her Lucky Thirteen or will The Darkness destroy Kayla’s hope for a happily ever after?

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Raging hormones,self discovery,& blossoming 1st romances
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Finding Home is the first YA novel written by authors Liz Mcmullen and Shelia Powell. It's clear throughout the story that both authors care deeply for their characters. Being a teenager can be a challenging time, because we're stuck between craving independence while also remaining reliant on our caregivers. It's a time when we discover who we are as a person, our ambitions, and our fears. Being different can be a scary prospect, especially for young people who generally want to fit in with their peers. The young people in this book are significantly different because of their special gifts / powers/ abilities. At a time of raging hormones, self discovery, and blossoming first romances, the young people in this story have to also cope with controlling their abilities and the responsibility of using them for good. I enjoyed reading about the young people and their developing relationships. The story reinforces that it's more than okay to be different, it's actually a blessing. We should celebrate our unique qualities because of the diversity and creativity they bring us.
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"The story reinforces that it's more than ok to be different, it's actually a blessing."

"It's clear that both authors care deeply for their characters."
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