What happens in one for the Murphys?

A moving debut novel about a foster child learning to open her heart to a family’s love. Carley uses humor and street smarts to keep her emotional walls high and thick. But the day she becomes a foster child and moves in with the Murphys, she’s blindsided.

What happens at the end of One for the Murphys?

In the end, Carley’s mother recovers and Carley faces her feelings about whether or not she wants to leave the Murphys. After less than three months with this family, Carley realizes that she has worth. That she can be somebody.

What is the climax of One for the Murphys?

Climax. Carley finds out that Mrs. Murphy loves her, and Carley soon feels the same way. Later, she finds out that her mom wanted to see her in the hospital.

What is the main conflict in One for the Murphys?

The man vs. self conflict in this story is between Carley and herself. She isn’t sure who she should trust or what decisions she should make. She doesn’t know whether she wants to stay with the Murphys or live with her mother.

What is the theme of One for the Murphys?

One of the themes in One for the Murphys is about heroes. The youngest Murhpy boy is obsessed with superheroes, so much so that he has a sign hanging in his bedroom (where Carley now sleeps) that says Be Someone’s Hero.

How old is Carly from One for the Murphys?


Twelve-year-old Carley Connors can take a lot. Growing up in Las Vegas with her fun-loving mother, she’s learned to be tough. But she never expected a betrayal that would land her in a foster care.