Conviction by Kelly Loy GilbertConviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert


byKelly Loy Gilbert

Hardcover | May 19, 2015

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Winner of the Children's Choice Book Awards' Teen Choice Debut Author Award
Ten years ago, Braden was given a sign, a promise that his family wouldn't fall apart the way he feared.

But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden's father, a well-known Christian radio host has sparked national media attention. His fate lies in his son's hands; Braden is the key witness in his father's upcoming trial.

Braden has always measured himself through baseball. He is the star pitcher in his small town of Ornette, and his ninety-four mile per hour pitch already has minor league scouts buzzing in his junior year. Now the rules of the sport that has always been Braden's saving grace are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch.

Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith, and the ultimate test of conviction.
Kelly Loy Gilbertbelieves deeply in the power of stories to illuminate a shared humanity and give voice to complex, broken people. She is passionate about social justice, the San Francisco Giants, and organizing things by color. She studied writing at UC San Diego and San Francisco State, and enjoys serving on the NaNoWriMo Associate B...
Title:ConvictionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.62 × 5.88 × 1.12 inPublished:May 19, 2015Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1423197380

ISBN - 13:9781423197386


Editorial Reviews

*"A poignant look at the messiness of love, faith, and humanity."

---School Library Journal, starred review