“This must be grace: to love someone deeply enough to do the hard things, even when that person didn’t want to be loved.”
-More To Me by Saty Cornelius
For as long as Bri can remember, it’s been the same thing: taking care of her siblings throughout her mom’s many hangovers, breakups, and abusive habits.
After fourteen years of this family dysfunction, she and her younger three siblings end up in foster care, where she battles with depression and loneliness – the very things that caused her mother to slip deeply into her alcohol addictions years ago.
Bri fights with every ounce of strength she can muster, but it doesn’t matter – her family still falls apart, and she is left broken and alone.
As she drifts through the unfairness of a shattered heart, Bri meets one unexpected last chance at hope. Cautious and skeptical, she slowly realizes the truth about her past.
PRAISE FOR MORE TO ME:
“This book is an engaging eye-opener! I ended a chapter and started peeking into the next. The author brings the main character, Bri, to life, life in the foster care system. Many will be able to identify with Bri, her mother, her siblings, her foster caregivers, her teachers. This is an important book to get the picture, and to give hope.”
“I LOVED More To Me! Saty Cornelius has done an incredible job of walking readers through the intense feelings and emotions that a teen in foster care experiences. I have served in the foster care world more than six years, and this is the first time I have gotten a full picture and understanding of what older kids go through when they go into care. I’m amazed at the impact and influence this book has had on me!”
– Jillian Kellenberger, Advocate Support Director at The Forgotten Initiative
“An insightful, eye opening and heart warming story that captures your attention from beginning to end. The characters pull you in and you feel like you know them. You can’t put the book down because you need to see what happens to them! I have not had much experience myself with foster families but I can relate to these characters on so many levels. We all, at times, struggle to find beauty in the darkness. This touching story reminds you that it can be done. Very well written and a great read. I can’t wait for more books by this author!”
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
Growing up, I met more than forty foster children who came to live under my parents’ care. They are each unique and beautiful individuals, and I hope to share a small glimpse into the realities that many of them have experienced. This book is special, because it tells the stories of real people; people who have been through and survivedcircumstances that should never happen. They are strong, and they are beautiful. And their stories deserve to be told.
You don’t have to know anything about foster care to read this book. It’s packed full of relatable situations like these:
- finding healing, despite your past
- fighting depression to win
- grace upon grace
- redemption and learning to trust again
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IMAGES FROM #MoreToMeBook