If You Find Me
If You Find Me
If You Find Me
NOW INCLUDING A BRAND-NEW EPILOGUE!There are some things you can't leave behind . . .In If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch, a broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence; the one bright spot is Carey's younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes and goes with greater frequency. Until that one fateful day their mother has disappeared for good, and two strangers arrive. Suddenly, the girls are taken from the woods and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of high school, clothes and boys.Now, Carey must face the truth of why her mother abducted her ten years ago, while haunted by a past that won't let her go . . . a dark past that hides many secrets, including the reason Jenessa hasn't spoken a word in over a year. Carey knows she must keep her sister close, and her secrets even closer, or risk watching her new life come crashing down.

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  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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"If You Find Me" is a book about two girls who live in the woods. Carey, fourteen and Jenessa, six have both had to fend for themselves. Their mother kidnapped Carey when she was young and has been negligent ever since. The story follows them as their mother sends for help and then leaves without a trace. Carey's father comes to take her home, but Carey's mother has been telling her about her "evil" father. Soon Carey learns the truth about her family and what really happened the night that she was taken from her home. 


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The book If you Find me by Emily Murdoch is about two girls who spent the better part of their life living in the woods with their mother.  When their mother leaves and does not come back, the eldest girl, Carrey, is forced to take care of her younger sister, Jenessa on her own.  Then, after a few months their father finds them and takes them home with him.  The girls have the new challenge of adjusting to their new life of a new stepsister, stepmother and father that Carey has always been told hurt her and Jenessa.  Carey tries to learn who she can trust with her

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Carey and her younger sister are used to living alone in a camper in the woods, with an occasional appearance by their drug addicted mother. They are used to eating beans every day and sleeping on a small cot together to keep warm. But one day everything they are used to is shattered when Carey's father comes and takes them in. Carey is soon no longer concerned with what her next meal will be but rather if she will ever make friends or if her new stepsister will ever stop being a jerk.
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