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Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

 

 

Molly Ayer is close to aging out of the foster care system and is also pretty close to going to juvie. The only way to not go to juvie is to perform a certain amount of community service hours. With the help of her friend/boyfriend, Molly learns that an elderly woman needs help cleaning out her attic. Molly visits Vivian and helps clean out boxes in her attic that remind her of her times on the orphan train. As Vivian recounts her times on the train but is still left with some unanswered questions. Thanks to the help of Molly, she is able to finally solve the mystery of what actually happened to her family in a horrible fire that changed her life. 

 

 

I personally really liked this book because it was different from all the books I have read before. I never thought I would be interested in this book and I just read it because it was a Read for a Lifetime book for 2014-2015. As I started reading it, though, I became more and more interested in the characters, especially Vivian. This book is unique in so many aspects and it is such a good read! Definitely would recommend.

 

 

 

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