Far From the Tree Character Descriptions

Robin Benway
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This character is only 16 when she becomes pregnant with her daughter. She thinks that her daughter deserves a better life than the one she can provide for her, and carefully selects adoptive parents. While she is pregnant, she talks to her daughter and forms a bond. It hurts her when she has to part with her daughter, and she feels as if she has lost a part of herself, a part that belonged to her and simply fit in her body. Her pain motivates her to look for her own birth mother, perhaps to comfort her or to feel tethered again to someone, by blood relation.

This character's adoptive parents tell her that she has two other siblings, a sister and a brother, and she goes on to email them so they could reconnect. At first, she finds her new sister’s sarcasm and chatter annoying, but she...

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