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17-year-old Shavonne has been in juvenile detention since the seventh grade. Mr Delpopolo is the first counselor to treat her as an equal, and he helps her get to the bottom of her self-destructive behavior, her guilt about past actions, and her fears about leaving the Center when she turns 18. Shavonne tells him the truth about her crack-addicted mother, the child she had (and gave up to foster care) at fifteen, and the secret shame she feels about what she did to her younger brother after her mother abandoned them. Meanwhile, Shavonne's mentally unstable roommate Cinda makes a rash move, and Shavonne's quick thinking saves her life—and gives her the opportunity to get out of the Center if she behaves well. But Shavonne's faith is tested when her new roommate, mentally retarded and pregnant Mary, is targeted by a guard as a means to get revenge on Shavonne. As freedom begins to look more and more likely, Shavonne begins to believe that maybe she, like the goslings recently hatched on the Center's property, could have a future somewhere else—and she begins to feel something like hope.

This is a brutally honest, but hopeful story of finding yourself and moving beyond your past.

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Synopsis:

Shavonne, a fierce, desperate seventeen year-old in juvenile lockup, wants to turn her life around before her eighteenth birthday, but corrupt guards, out-of-control girls, and shadows from her past make her task seem impossible.

About the Author

SHAWN GOODMAN worked at several facilities like the Center in Something Like Hope. This is his first novel.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375897528
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Action & Adventure - Survival Stories
Author:
Goodman, Shawn
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Law & Crime
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Relian
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
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Publication Date:
20101228
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
208

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