Peas and Carrots by Tanita Davis
Reviewed by: EPL
Title: Peas and Carrots
By: Tanita Davis
Call #: YA Fiction Davis.T
Hope is a young girl from a middle class family whose mother loves to take in children who are without families. Hope’s mother has already fostered a young boy named Austin so of course when she discovers his sister is being bounced around from foster home to foster home she takes her in as well. Dess is a young girl whose life has been far from easy so she is skeptical of her new foster family only really concerned about the well-being of her little brother, Austin. Dess and Hope are constantly butting heads; Hope is upset that Dess is seemingly perfect and appears to fit in much easier than she ever could while Dess thinks Hope is a spoiled brat whose family is pretending to be perfect. However, Dess and Hope soon find they are better as friends than as enemies as they learn that family does not always require blood ties. Peas and Carrots is a wonderful realistic fiction that teaches its audience that accepting peoples differences makes all the difference.