Note: This book was published in hardcover in 2011 as Wrecker but is being reprinted in paperback as Raising Wrecker
Summer Wood's novel Raising Wrecker is an absolute hit with BookBrowse readers! 23 out of 26 reviewers rate it 4 or 5 stars, and they're heaping the praise! Here's what they have to say:
It is nice to read about good people doing good things for each other. Wrecker is a little boy whose adults have failed him. He is lucky enough to be taken in by some of the most engrossing, kind-hearted people there could possibly be. This book follows them as they learn to trust again and eventually learn that hope is not a bad thing (Cheri W). Raising Wrecker is a fierce and unapologetic celebration of life, a lesson in nurturing and a reminder of the work it takes to get the real loving done; I enjoyed it so much (Barb...
Beyond the Book
As she discusses in the book trailer below, the author, Summer Wood, was once a foster parent of four young boys (ages eight months through four years) in addition to having three boys of her own. This unplanned experience, she says, is what her novel Wrecker grew out of - the exploration of what happens to a child after he is taken from his mother, how he develops, and who takes care of him.
As set forth by
AFCARS, the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis Reporting System, the term "foster care" is defined as "24-hour substitute care for children outside their own homes."...