Foster by Claire Keegan (*10 years and over)


Title: Foster.

Author: Claire Keegan.

Year of Publication: 2010 (UK).

Publisher: Faber and Faber (UK).


Format: Available in paperback, and as an ebook.

Cost for Paperback (RRP): £7.99 (UK).

Age Range: I suggest from about 10 up, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents first.


This is a story about a young girl in rural Ireland who is sent to live with a foster family. What she finds there is the stable and loving home she’s never known, but the more she learns about the people she now calls family that life is at risk. She learns terrible news about her Foster parents past, which only lead to more questions than answers.

I first heard of this book when I heard an abridged version dramatized in the radio by Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood). I think you can find the voice recording on YouTube if you’re interested.


“I’m all in favour of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters.” Frank Lloyd Wright.



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