Far from the Tree

Far from the Tree Review

A contemporary novel about three adopted siblings who find each other at just the right moment.

Being the middle child has its ups and downs.

But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including—

Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties. Having grown up the snarky brunette in a house full of chipper redheads, she’s quick to search for traces of herself among these not-quite-strangers. And when her adopted family’s long-buried problems begin to explode to the surface, Maya can’t help but wonder where exactly it is that she belongs.

And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. After seventeen years in the foster care system, he’s learned that there are no heroes, and secrets and fears are best kept close to the vest, where they can’t hurt anyone but him.

Title:Far from the Tree
Edition Language:English

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  • Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. Do yourself a favor and read this book....

  • Sap Warning I come from a big family and even though at times they can be annoying as heck and other times make me want to jump out of a window, theyre literally my life and I would die without themo...

  • That was... unexpected. Far From the Tree is an exploration of family, the one you find and the one you're born into. Great concept, right? But I definitely did not guess just how good this would be. ...

  • I just finished reading this book, and I honest to goodness cannot stop crying thinking about it. What a beautiful, raw, honest portrayal of families in a way I've never really encountered before. Wha...

  • I applaud anyone who was able to review this book coherently. Basically all I can think to say is : be prepared to cry. A lot....

  • 3.5 star lights, star brights. This winner of the National Book Award is an old-school weepie bringing together three siblings who have been adopted (except for one still in foster care) by different ...

  • 4.5 starsThis book was so beautiful. It follows three biological siblings as they discover each other. They're all dealing with their own heap of issues and they're all such unique characters. I absol...

  • Emotional, beautiful, raw and hilarious. This is such a powerful story about family - the kind you have and the kind you choose. Highly recommended ...

  • This is an incredibly moving story about family. This story follows three teens: Grace, Maya, and Joaquin who find out they are biological siblings. All three of them know they are adopted, but never ...

  • Far From The TreeRobin BenwayI had never heard of Robin Benway before but I am sure glad I took a chance and picked up FAR FROM THE TREE. Ms. Benway instantly hooked me and pulled me right in. Three t...