Kid reviews for Far from the Tree

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Beautifully written story about finding your family.
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age 13+
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age 13+
Based on 7 reviews
Teen, 13 years old Written bylo1513 February 2, 2018

my favorite book ever

Far from the Tree Robin Benway 2017 Fiction Grace is an adopted 16 year old who got pregnant with a baby girl, she chose to go through with the pregnancy and give her up for adoption, then Grace soon finds out that she is a middle chilled. When Grace finds out she is pregnant, she is with her boyfriend. When she tells her mom dad they all decide that she will give her up for adoption. Soon after, her boyfriend and his parents came over to talk about the situation, the dad said that he cannot date Grace anymore and “he is dating a good girl now” so now her boyfriend is out of the picture. When Grace goes to the doctor, her doctor said her baby is the size of a peach, so Grace now calls her baby peach. When grace goes into labor it is prom and of course her boyfriend is being crowned prom king as peach is born, peaches adoptive parents decided to name peach millie. When Grace goes home she doesn't come out of her room for 10 days. When she coms down her parents tell her she has 2 siblings, and Grace decides to meet her sister maya who is 15. When she meets maya she decides not to tell her about peach. Maya and Grace decide they want to meat there brother. When Grace finds out that her brother named Joaquin never got adopted she felt more determined to find him, so she find out his email and maya and Grace email him. When he replied they all agree on meeting at Joaquins work, and then go out for coffee. When they finally meat up Joaquin automatically decided he will never let anyone hurt them. Before Joaquin moved in with his foster parents he was going to be adopted but then something happened were they put him in foster care the next day. This book has a beautiful story with drama, love, alcoholism adoption, family, and growing up as an adopted child.

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Kid, 10 years old June 6, 2018

A poignant, heartbreaking, unputdownable and easily relatable story

Far From The Tree is fabulous! My younger brother is adopted and this book is very educational if you want to learn about adoption or foster care or if you have been through either of those things yourself. Robin Benway's novel is very moving and will captivate readers of all ages. I absolutely loved it. I finished it in two days. This book deals with heavy themes but it is a book everyone should read.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byKierraxx May 7, 2018

Must READ!!

I believe that this book informs readers how important family is and how important it is to stick together even if you hold a lot of secrets. It also inspires not only readers but readers who are siblings to always stick up for your siblings even if you have a lot going on. This book is a must read because family is really important and some people may not agree but certainly will after reading this book. Another thing is that this book really touches the heart because it brings the reader into a good mindset. There are different perspectives throughout the chapters. I recommend this book to people who like mystery, love, and family.

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Kid, 12 years old February 6, 2019

I couldn't stop listening

I listened to this book and I finished it in three days. Well written and sad and happy plotline.

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Teen, 16 years old Written bybabcoben000 November 27, 2018

A very relatable adoption story

“Far From the Tree” starts out with Grace, a high school student, and a soon to be Mom. As you read, you soon come to find that Grace has been adopted. Being adopted Grace has to choose to put her baby up for adoption or keep the child named peach. Throughout the book you see Grace regret her decision. But “Far From the Tree” doesn’t just end there, with all these trials being put on Grace’s shoulders she finds out that she has other biological siblings. Grace then decides to meet up with her new close relatives Maya, and Joaquin. Maya is Grace’s younger sister, the perfect side character that brings the book a whole new world of depth through her life story. Joaquin is Grace’s older brother known as the foster kid, and adds another dramatic twist to the story. The characters detailed back stories are amazing. The way Robin Benway created the iconic trio of siblings to compose a well written story is insane. Maya’s sarcastic attitude, Grace’s mother like instinct, and Joaquin’s confused, but big brother character, blend the whole story together into a wonderful symphony of chaos.

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Teen, 15 years old Written byHRM1104 June 26, 2018
Kid, 12 years old May 7, 2018

Great Book

Wonderful book, filled with action, this book though deals with a lot of hardship 14 and up is a good age. There is also a lot of language.

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