Everything you need to understand or teach A Girl Returned by Donatella Di Pietrantonio.
A Girl Returned is a novel by Donatella Di Pietrantonio. The story follows an unnamed 13-year-old narrator who is unexpectedly returned to her birth family by her adoptive parents. Her birth family is not particularly welcoming, and the narrator's new family life is one of poverty and abuse. However, she soon forges impactful relationships with two of her new siblings, Adriana and Vincenzo, as she begins to redefine her idea of family. A Girl Returned explores themes of mothers and daughters, siblings, caregiving, responsibility, and coming of age.