(UPDATE: IRONY IS VERY EVIL. I TALK ABOUT THE COVER IN THIS POST AND THEN MY PICTURES REFUSE TO ADD. TO SEE THE GOODREADS PAGE/PICTURE, CLICK HERE)
The trailer in the woods is all that Carey knows. She doesn’t know about TV or the internet or how to work running water. She is unaware that the government has her listed as missing. She can’t realize that her Mama is abusing her and her mute little sister, Nessa, just by leaving them there.
Until one day, she has no choice but to learn. Her mom goes away and never comes back. However, she did write a letter. That letter is how social services and her long forgotten father find them in their forest home to take them to the ‘real world.’ Carey has her share of secrets- including a jaw dropping that y’all have to wait ’till the end to understand- and a disturbing past to take with her to her father’s home.
From page one you fall in love with Carey. You see her unique way of speaking, her loyalty to her sister, her will to keep going. Yes, it sounds mega cheesy when put that way. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not true.
The copy that I have is an ARC (it comes out March 26th, the day after I’m writing this) so my first view of the cover was 5 minutes ago when I went searching for one for this post- and I am honestly impressed. That saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” so doesn’t apply here. The tone of the cover photo is nothing less than dead on with the story.
Originally titled THE PATRON SAINT OF BEANS, IF YOU FIND ME slowly works its way into your heart… resulting in an almost confusing case of the feels.
PS- I guess I didn’t even get a chance to judge by the cover…