Sam McCann has never had a real home. As a foster child, he’s lived in lot of houses but has never had a place where he’s felt completely safe, at ease and wanted. After nine houses in five years, he is always anticipating his next move. Fed up with waiting for others to find the best possible home for him, Sam decides to take matters into his own hands and starts his Perfect Parent Project – a search for a family who will love him and give him the home of his dreams.
This is a story that sheds so much light on the realities of being a child in foster care. Not only will children in care see themselves portrayed in a meaningful, positive story of hope but other children, who have never had to live this type of life, will gain insight and understanding resulting in greater empathy and care.
The Perfect Parent Project is a story of being able to trust and feel secure. Sam pretends he doesn’t care about the family he is with, new friendships and the chance to be in the school play when, really, he cares so very much. This is true of so many children who live in limbo and uncertainty. With wonderfully funny moments and a touching message, readers will cheer Sam on in his quest for a happier life and a place he can call home.
Thank you to Simon and Schuster Children’s Books for this powerful book!
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