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What I Carry

Updated: Jun 7, 2022

Author: Jennifer Longo

Genre: Teen & Young Adult Fiction, Romance, Slice of Life


Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

Length: 377 pages

A really honest and beautiful point of view of a foster child. It gives a new perspective on foster care and the system. It was a nice way to learn about how some kids may feel about aging out. Muir is excited to age out, but her thoughts change over the book which I think is really cool. There were some comments I found about race and they people perceive "different" people that I thought were very interesting and made the book more intriguing. I fell in LOVE with Kira. She was spunky and sweet, the perfect best friend in any novel. It was a relatable, down to earth, teenage story that is good for anyone.


Growing up in foster care, Muir has lived in many houses. And if she's learned one thing, it is to Pack. Light.

Carry only what fits in a suitcase.

Toothbrush? Yes.

Socks? Yes.

Emotional attachment to friends? foster families? a boyfriend? Nope!

There's no room for any additional baggage.

Muir has just one year left before she ages out of the system. One year before she's free. One year to avoid anything--or anyone--that could get in her way.

Then she meets Francine. And Kira. And Sean.


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