The acclaimed story of an adopted teenager’s quest to find her place among family, friends, and the wider world. Fourteen-year old Lizzie, as well as her older brother and sister, were adopted as infants. But facts are not feelings, and what it feels like to be adopted is something Lizzie never dares discuss with her loving parents, let alone with outsiders. To make sense of her life, Lizzie pours her emotions into her poetry. Then a tragic accident occurs, and Lizzie knows she must find the courage to speak.
In an afterword, the author discusses her own adoption and the beneficial powers of reading and writing poetry. Also included are a guide to the book’s poetics and recommended books and links about adoption and poetry.
Adoptee Author: Meg Kearney
Publication Year: 2005