If you’re thirteen year old Caroline that you don’t have to imagine that; she’s lived that.
For many years Caroline has been living in a dug out cavern in one of Oregon’s state parks – happily learning, growing, and understanding. Until one day a jogger notices her and calls the police. Her and her father’s life is suddenly uprooted when local authorities force them from their home, question them for days, and send them to a horse farm for some sort of rehabilitation. Will Caroline and her father survive these uncharted territory surrounded by people rather than plants?
Written from Caroline’s point of view My Abandonment by Peter Rock is a haunting story that will leave readers unsure and pensive – in a good way. He has crafted solid characters that add depth to a storyline that one would think could fall short. Caroline is smart, self-sufficient, and sensitive but not in any thanks to her mentally ill Father whose war days have permanently scarred him.