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I recently read an ARC of ONE FOR THE MURPHYS by Linda Mulally Hunt which dealt with a girl who was beaten my her stepfather and ended up in foster care.

Another book with a similar theme is WAITING TO FORGET by Sheila Kelly Welch. This book has an unusual structure. It's broken into "then" and "now." The "now" sections take place in a hospital waiting room. The "then" sections are flashbacks that deal with the abuse and neglect that the brother and sister have suffered.

And BUCK FEVER by Cynthia Chapman Willis involves a boy who is shot during a hunting accident.
#31 - April 18, 2012, 02:53 PM

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Yes, I inserted "recent" when you asked for contemporary... sorry. How about The Year the Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Fitzmorris? The father's in jail and the MC deals with a lot of tough issues.

And a different type of tough issue, but how about Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper?

Just finished THE YEAR THE SWALLOWS CAME EARLY. Very quiet, but lovely voice.

#32 - April 20, 2012, 01:26 PM
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