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For readers of Robin Benway's Far from the Tree, a powerful and heartwarming look at a teen girl about to age out of the foster care system.

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.

About the Author

Jennifer Longo

Jennifer Longo's third novel, WHAT I CARRY (Random House Books) publishes January 21, 2020. "The power of relationship--both those experienced and those denied--is expertly explored throughout this novel with nuance and humanity... An exceptional addition to the coming-of-age canon." --Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewd. Jen's debut novel SIX FEET OVER IT ("Superb" - Kirkus, Starred) published August 2014 (Random House Books) . UP TO THIS POINTE ("A stunning love letter to Ballet and San Francisco" - Shelf Awareness, Starred) published January 2016 (Random House Books) . A California native, Jennifer holds a BA in Acting from San Francisco State University and an MFA in Writing For Theatre from Humboldt State University. A San Francisco transplant, Jennifer lives with her husband and daughter on an island near Seattle, Washington. Join her for book talk and tour dates at www.jenlongo.com.

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