By Kate Maryon
Women with very diverse lives come jointly during this attractive and relocating tale of friendship and relatives, through an enormous new voice in girls’ fiction. Meet Maya. She has a comfortable, secure existence together with her a bit hippy mom and dad via the ocean in Cornwall. yet as an merely baby, Maya feels smothered through her parents’ love and longs to be a given extra freedom and independence; yet what Maya wishes greater than whatever is a sister. Meet Cat. She’s by no means recognized her dad and her mum’s an alcoholic and isn't in a position to taking care of herself, not to mention her eleven yr outdated daughter. Cat’s spent her lifestyles maintaining her mum and protecting a few darkish secrets and techniques; all she desires is to be left by myself. yet Cat and Maya’s worlds collide while Cat is taken into care and Maya’s mom and dad make the life-changing selection to undertake her. Maya can’t wait to welcome Cat into the relations and hopes that by means of having a sister, her mom and dad may well learn how to ‘chill out’ and provides Maya a section extra freedom. yet Cat is offended and envious and resists Maya’s makes an attempt at friendship and shortly Maya’s inspiration of an ideal kinfolk is blown out of the water. As tensions upward push and secrets and techniques pop out, will the ladies ever develop into buddies, not to mention sisters?
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Nick would not sleep tonight. Cold, wet, hungry, with blood splattered on his shoes – Nick couldn't shake that description out of his mind. What in the world had happened to the boy? His teacher said the Leones' apartment had been trashed and there was no sign of Rico's mother. Nick suspected fear had kept the boy silent. What had the boy seen? What kind of danger could he be in because of it? Nick hated to think about that. He rounded the corner and looked through the doorway. Inside, the woman was stroking the boy's back, making small circles with her splayed fingers.
That they needed more than one person could possibly give. That she would only end up getting her heart broken in the process. But she wasn't capable of stopping herself. Someone had to help them. Someone had to care and to fight for them. She would quit teaching the day she didn't think she could make a difference. She wondered why Nick had given up on all these kids around him. Somehow she felt certain he had. And that puzzled her, now that she decided she might have judged him too hastily. He was still waiting for her answer, and Laura decided he deserved one.
Those were the kinds of questions he had no business asking himself. Not anymore. So Nick stood there in the doorway, telling himself this was just another lost kid. The shelter was full of them. This boy wasn't his responsibility. Most likely, the kid was already broken deep inside in some vital way, and it wasn't Nick's fault if he couldn't perform miracles and put this little boy back together again. Nick didn't do miracles. No psychiatrist did. He would try his best, but he would not feel guilty if his best was not enough for this little boy.
A Sea of Stars by Kate Maryon