Simone's starting her junior year in high school. Her mom's a lawyer for the ACLU, her dad's a political cartoonist, so she's grown up standing outside the organic food coop asking people to sign petitions for worthy causes. She's got a terrific younger brother and amazing friends. And she's got a secret crush on a really smart and funny guy–who spends all of his time with another girl.
Then her birth mother contacts her. Simone's always known she was adopted, but she never wanted to know anything about it. She's happy with her family just as it is, thank you.
She learns who her birth mother was–a 16-year-old girl named Rivka. Who is Rivka? Why has she contacted Simone? Why now? The answers lead Simone to deeper feelings of anguish and love than she has ever known, and to question everything she once took for granted about faith, life, the afterlife, and what it means to be a daughter.
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"Samone has always known she was adopted but has had no interest in knowing her biological family. Suddenly her parents are urging her to call her birth mother, who has expressed interest in building a relationship. Mandy Siegfried has the voice to bring this 16-year-old's coming-of-age story to life--funny, confused, searching, self-absorbed. But, while illustrating the power of faith and family, this book is highly inappropriate for its target audience. Reliance on foul language and a preoccupation with casual sex will offend many long before they reach the predictable end that sees Samone take a large step toward becoming a mature, caring adult. N.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"