‘The Benefits of Being an Octopus’ by Ann Braden 
I really felt for Zoe as she battles against poverty, neglect and an abusive step father. She spends her time caring for her 3 young siblings with such love & compassion while her mother works to keep the family afloat. Zoe compares herself to an octopus with its amazing survival instincts. But it the debating society at school which finally helps Zoe to face her problems and do something about them. 
This book is for senior students and available on Overdrive 📖 #SHRLibraryBookReview