Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Review: My Name is River by:Wendy Dunham
About the Book:
It's 1983, and twelve-year-old River Starling's life is anything but normal. She was adopted on a whim and came without a birth certificate. Her adoptive parents gave her up to her grandmother when she was only two, but River is certain her parents will come back.
River's hopes fall apart when Gram uproots them from their farmhouse and decides to move to Birdsong, West Virginia, the most miserable town River has ever seen. There she makes an unlikely friendship with an unusual boy and learns about acceptance, hard work, forgiveness, and the love of Jesus.
Discover the unforgettable story of one girl's search for a place to call home.
River Starling has always wondered who her biological parents are and where they were. But all she knows is her adoptive parents found her and after two years they didn’t even want her. Now at twelve years old, her life has been pretty amazing all due to her grandparents, that lovingly kept her. But time has changed, River and Gram move to a brand new town. River believes her life will never be the same. And maybe she is right.
She befriends the class geek, William, when they are assigned to do a school project together. As they begin working on a birding place, River believes she has never had so much fun on a school project. Everything seems so wonderful, that is until she meets the town bully who seems to have something against William.
When something unexpected happens, River knows her life has never been her own and it will definitely be changed forever.
My Name is River is an epic book with tons of twists and turns. This book will have you both laughing and crying. The ending was amazing! I really, really loved this book and I hope to read more from this author real soon.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.