School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 8 Up Cohen uses a varied format of prototypical scenarios, generous quotations, and lists to offer positive, practical advice on topics such as feelings of favoritism between siblings, resolving conflict, and the pros and cons of searching for birth parents. Topics of general interest are included, and the chapter which explores the search for identity will be helpful to all teenagers, adopted or not. There is a good balance between the feelings and concerns of adopted teenagers and those of adoptive parents. While not minimizing any concerns, Cohen shows readers that they are not alone. Central to her message is the advice that putting the past into perspective will help readers to go forward in the future. A valuable resource. Marguerite F. Raybould, Glendale Public Library, Calif.
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