It can’t be said enough. Children often create the strangest scenarios from what they understand and what they’ve been told.
In Know My Place, Eve Ainsworth’s new book for Barrington Stoke, we meet Amy as she enters yet another home to live in. As a foster child, she’s had a few, and not because she has been a bad girl. Just because that’s the way it often is when you’re fostered.
When you’ve got a few disappointments behind you, it is hard to trust anyone.
The question is, can Amy trust the Dawsons? They seem almost too good to be true.
It’s good to, well, no, it isn’t really, but it’s informative to read about how things can be. How they might work out. And how vulnerable children can be. How easily they misunderstand.
It’s a sweet, short, book on fostering, and how good it would feel to belong, to be like everyone else.