Fiona

Forever?

Children - Grade 4th-6th
172 Pages
Reviewed on 10/01/2019
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Reviewed by Lisa McCombs for Readers' Favorite

Fiona Foster has lived in seven different foster homes during her short life, but none of them felt like “home”. Upon entering the Olivers' home, there was a totally different vibe that warranted possibilities. Fiona hoped they didn’t own a cat. That was the deal-breaker as far as she was concerned. Her secret pet mole Melvin hated cats. As she endured months of extreme patience and encouragement from her latest guardians, Fiona began to feel sincerely wanted and at home. She felt she could be relatively happy here for a while longer. Sure, the Olivers would tire of her soon, but Fiona was surprised to discover that she had found her forever home when Clyde, Lorraine, and Pete welcomed her as a permanent part of their family.

You can judge a book by its cover. Before turning the first page of Fiona: Forever? I was entranced with the cover art. As soon as I finished the first chapter, I was convinced of this book’s success. Fiona: Forever? examines the realities of foster care as well as the earnest need for caring foster families. This is an interactive book that encourages young readers to be part of the story. At the end of each reading section, the reader is asked thought-provoking, relevant questions and provided with space to scribble and/or draw a response. Fiona: Forever?, written and illustrated by Erinn Uher, is a delightful reading assignment full of life lessons and encouragement. Every elementary classroom, (public, private or home-schooled) needs a copy of Fiona: Forever?

Erinn Uher

I just wanted to say THANK YOU to Lisa McCombs, the Readers Favorite reviewer who read Fiona: Forever? I'm happy to hear you enjoyed Fiona's story!

For the potential readers that are still hesitant to read this book after reading the above review, I have included a few more reviews for your benefit.

Erinn Uher, Author of Fiona: Forever?
"Opening eyes and changing hearts: one book at a time."

Reviews:

"I read a chapter a day to my second grade class and they were completely enthralled by Fiona's story. The day of the final reading there were few dry eyes as we finished the book. My students were eager to find out if there would be a Fiona sequel! This book touches the heart and brings to light the emotional roller coaster foster kids ride every day. A great book for deep classroom discussion." Chris Kawchak, Teacher

"Fiona, Forever? is a lively, heartwarming tale of a girl growing up in foster care, and her hearts desire to find a family. This is a message that other children (and adults) really need to hear and understand, as now there are foster children in almost every classroom and many homes in your neighborhood. The author created believable, lovable characters and you will surely fall in love with Fiona." -Rachel, mother of four and former foster parent