SOMEWHERE OUT THERE by Amy Hatvany
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
SOMEWHERE OUT THERE is a poignant story about a young mother named Jennifer who gives up her two daughters for adoption, and what becomes of them in the years following. Her girls, Brooke and Natalie, end up with very different childhoods, one trapped in the foster care system, and one adopted by loving parents. It’s not until Natalie’s daughter is assigned a “family tree” project at school that Natalie starts searching for her roots.
I always say that Amy Hatvany writes emotional stories, and this one is no different. Just given the subject matter, a homeless mother with seemingly no other choice but to surrender her children to the state, it’s heartbreaking to say the least. I don’t have a lot of knowledge in this area, but it seems that the book portrays a realistic picture of what happens to kids in this situation. Unfortunately, not everyone gets a happily ever after. I wasn’t exactly pleased with the ending of this book. Hopeful, though. Sad, but hopeful.
The audiobook was narrated by Cassandra Campbell, Rebekkah Ross, Candace Thaxton, who happen to be three of my favorite voice actors. Wonderful performances all around.
Disclosure: I received a digital copy of this audiobook from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.