Friday, August 14, 2009

My So-Called Family

My So-Called Family

by Courtney Sheinmel

Leah Hoffman-Ross has never had a "normal" family. She's the child of a self-assured author and a sperm donor.

That's right... One day, her mother decided to become a mom, went right out to Lyon's Reproductive Services, looked through a few books, and found "dad".

And while Leah's never missed having a father (especially since her step-dad has been around so long) it's hard to explain her parentage to friends.

Seriously! What do you say to people when they ask where your dad is?

Now that she's 13 and the family has moved to New York, she has the chance to meet new people and no longer have the nickname of "Science Experiment".

Of course, finding out that she has four siblings from the same donor opens up a whole new world for Leah, and she's determined to meet them all... Somehow.

But will her parents ever understand? And what about her new best friend?

Can she be herself and still be ok with others?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the shout-out to MSCF, and I loved your summary of the book! All best, Courtney


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