I loved the beginning, but it went downhill from the moment she arrived in North Carolina. I don"t know if the author knows any foster kids, particularly closed off, independent types as Dell's is originally portrayed, but I feel she missed the mark. The overbearing attitude of her cousin and uncle would not have, in my opinion, led to her suddenly morphing into a typical teen. As a former foster kid, I can tell you aggressive displays of authority result in defiant, protective behavior. This may be a good read for people who have no idea, but I felt triggered AF with them invading her space and privacy and ordering her around. Not sure if I can finish this.
I tried. I managed a few more chapters, but it's a no.This isn't realistic. When you have never had a home and you get a home, you are not going to let some teen boy forceably remove you and make you move in with a family you don't know. Especially after the author described her fighting off guys at night in a group foster home. Cash is a bully and a jerk and you start to think Della is just a doormat. I keep waiting for her to get upset or stick up for herself but she just let's them do whatever. The writing is okay, disappointed the MC has no grit.