Katherine Burkey Wiens gives wisdom and insight into the life of a child in the foster care system in this follow-up to Bars, Dumps & Other Childhood Hangouts. When Kathy was removed from her biological mother’s care it was the worst day of her life and also the best day of her life. This book chronicles why it was the best day of her life. But as a ten-year-old child losing the only family she knows, no matter what the circumstances, is also the worst day of her life. Kathy takes the reader on a firsthand experience of what it is like to be a child removed from an abusive home and placed with a stable family.