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Grover G. Graham and Me

By Mary QuattlebaumDelacorte/Yearling; $14.95/$4.99



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In six years, Ben Watson has gone through seven foster families. The Torgles, his eighth family, have three other foster kids, including baby Grover.
Usually Ben tries to blank out people in his foster families. He doesnít want to remember them because it might hurt. But baby Grover likes Ben first, so Ben starts to get a liking for the little guy.
One day, Grover moves out of the Torglesí house to live with his mom. A few weeks later, Ben sees baby Grover playing in the yard all by himself! Ben takes Grover and runs away. If you want to know what happens next, read this book. Itís really good.
I was never in foster care, but Iím adopted, so I understand Ben a little bit. I know why he blanks people out, so he doesnít have to feel sad about losing them. Itís harder than I thought for foster kids. I think they should change the system. Iím going to adopt two kids when I grow up, one from Africa and one from the U.S. foster care system.
Reviewed by Ying Ying Fry, age nine, author of Kids Like Me in China (Yeong & Yeong, 2001).

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