This non-fiction account of a young life spent in and out of homes in foster care is both heart-wrenching and inspiring. Ashley Rhodes-Courter’s memoir details the angst of missing her biological mother, the wrath, love, or indifference of various foster parents, and the internal struggles she faces in regards to her brother’s well-being.
Her story, where one can “see” the internal dialogue of a young child forced into the foster system, provides a voice in a realm where frequently those voices are ignored. Rhodes-Courter makes a way for herself where others often cannot.
The audiobook version, read by the author, is highly recommended.