By Casey Watson
5 out of 5 singing chickadees!
This book was incredibly heartwarming. Sweet and affectionate Flip comes to live with Casey after a house fire. She has fetal alcohol syndrome (FASD) and is sure that she’s ugly. She attaches to Casey immediately, calling her mummy. Casey thinks it’s a part of her FASD- forming shallow attachments with people because she struggles with empathy. It turns out that Casey’s mother is an alcoholic who inadvertently started the house fire. More secrets about Flip’s difficult home life are revealed as she stays with the Watsons. We also get to read more about the Watson family, including Tyler, who they are fostering long-term.
I really enjoyed this book. It felt like a quick read and I fell in love with little Flip. I love Casey’s openness and honesty about fostering, the challenges she faces, and the mistakes she sometimes makes. I plan to read a lot more of her books!