The Boy on the P0rch by Sharon Creech
Published by: HarperCollins
Release date: September 2013
From the publisher:
One day a young couple wakes to find a boy asleep on their porch. Unable to speak, the boy cannot explain his history. What kind of people would leave their child with strangers? All John and Marta know is that they have been chosen to care for this boy. As their connection to him grows, they embrace his exuberant spirit and talents. The three of them blossom into an unlikely family, but how long can their happiness last?
Such a powerful last sentence to @ciaobellacreech THE BOY ON THE PORCH. 4 words, and you want to simultaneously laugh and cry.
— Maria Burel (@NoVaLibraryMom) November 6, 2013
And within several minutes had responding cries of agreement. There are many, many good books. But The Boy on the Porch goes beyond “good” to “necessary.” This is a book that needed to be written. There are people, amazing people, who need to hear the message it has to share.
While that’s deliberately vague, it is intentional. A book with a powerful ending deserves to be experienced without spoilers. I don’t want to diminish that power.
Find it. Read it. And then pass the story on to someone else.
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