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Teaser Tuesday: The How & The Why by Cynthia Hand

A poignant exploration of family and the ties that bind, perfect for fans of Far From the Tree, from New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand.

Today Melly had us writing letters to our babies…

Cassandra McMurtrey has the best parents a girl could ask for. They’ve given Cass a life she wouldn’t trade for the world. She has everything she needs—except maybe the one thing she wants. Like, to know who she is. Where she came from. Questions her adoptive parents can’t answer, no matter how much they love her.

But eighteen years ago, someone wrote Cass a series of letters. And they may just hold the answers Cass has been searching for.

Alternating between Cass’s search for answers and letters from the pregnant teen who gave her up for adoption, this voice-driven narrative is the perfect read for fans of Nina LaCour and Jandy Nelson.

My Teaser:

Dear X,

Melly acted surprised when I gave her the second letter. I explained that the first letter sucked, so the second one was like a PS, and she looked startled but then she said she guessed that'd be okay. There isn't a rule that there can only be one letter. She said I could write as many letters as I wanted.

I said, "No thanks. I'm good with the two."

My Thoughts:

I hope you are excited to read this book as much as I am. It sounds amazing. I am currently reading it right now and I am enjoying it. Hand is such a great novelist so I am glad she decided to write a book about adoption. I think adoption is very important and impacts a lot of people. I try to keep a lot of my families life off of here. I wanted to make a mention that I have a sibling that is adopted. It was one of the best decisions I think my parents ever made. Adoption affects more than just the parents, the birth parents, and the individual. It affects everyone involved. I like that someone is highlighting it in a book.

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