All the Good Things by Clare Fisher

#AdventCalendar Day 14 #orphans and #CareExperience in fiction: #AllTheGoodThings by Clare Fisher.

This is a story about redemption and hope. What if you did a very bad thing… but that wasn’t the end of the story.

Twenty-one year old Beth is in prison. The thing she did is so bad she doesn’t deserve ever to feel good again. But her counsellor, Erika, won’t give up on her. She asks Beth to make a list of all the good things in her life. So Beth starts to write down her story, from sharing silences with Foster Dad No. 1, to flirting in the Odeon on Orange Wednesdays, to the very first time she sniffed her baby’s head.

But at the end of her story, Beth must confront the bad thing.

What is the truth hiding behind her crime? And does anyone – even a 100% bad person – deserve a chance to be good?

This novel will challenge preconceptions about the kind of people who end up in care; the kind of people who end up in prison; the kind of people who do bad things.

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