Deviation by P. D. WorkmanDeviation by P. D. Workman

Deviation

byP. D. Workman

Paperback | May 29, 2015

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Fans of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders will enjoy Deviation, award-winning author P.D. Workman's gut-wrenching story of Henry's battle against neglect and abuse. 

“You’re a good kid, Henry.”

Everyone knew that he was a good guy; geeky, responsible, hard-working.  Henry has had a lot to deal with in the past.  Now, as he should be focusing on his schooling and preparing himself for the future, he is hindered by abuse, the challenge of raising his baby brother while dealing with his mother’s deep depressions, and the return of a ghost from the past Henry has tried his best to forget.  

But it seems that Henry can’t avoid the nastiness of life.  As hard as he tries, it’s one more disaster after another as his life spirals out of control.  

Can Henry escape the darkness, or is he doomed to be consumed by it?

By the author of Ruby, Between the Cracks, a winner of the Top Ten Best Books for Teens 2015 award, this poignant account of Henry's descent into darkness will challenge you to look at youth crime in another light. 

Praise for Deviation

-- I was caught up in the twists and turns of the plot from the beginning of Deviation and was still surprised at the end.

-- This book could actually happen. That is what makes it so scary! I am really looking forward to the next book in the series.  I am thoroughly intrigued and want to see what happens next.

-- “Deviation” will play on your emotions and feed your doubts as you follow Henry through his many troubles and trials.

Praise for P.D. Workman

“Every single one of [P.D. Workman’s] books has spoken to me in ways no one or almost anything else has. And I have found strength in the books I've read."

"The way that P.D. Workman writes just flows amazingly and allows the reader to get really invested in a book."

P.D. Workman writes riveting young adult/suspense fiction about mental illness, addiction, and abuse. For as long as P.D. Workman can remember, the blank page has held an incredible allure. After a number of false starts, she finally wrote her first complete novel at the age of twelve. It was full of fantastic ideas. It was the spring...
Title:DeviationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.47 inPublished:May 29, 2015Publisher:P.D. WorkmanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926500253

ISBN - 13:9781926500256

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-I was caught up in the twists and turns of the plot from the beginning of Deviation and was still surprised at the end.-This book could actually happen. That is what makes it so scary! I am really looking forward to the next book in the series. I am thoroughly intrigued and want to see what happens next.-"Deviation" will play on your emotions and feed your doubts as you follow Henry though his many troubles and trials.-A heartwarming, sad, intense story that will keep you turning pages until the end. I loved it and gave it a 5 star rating... P.D. Workman has a wonderful gift and some of her books could very well help us all to see things about the mental health care system and the foster care system are not always what we think they are.-This book will leave you thinking about your own life, your own thoughts and what really goes on each and every day. Really unique story and an interesting point of view. This story also gives insight on how quickly and easily it can be for a "good" kid to get on the wrong path and how hard it can/would be to get back on the right path. Truly a thought-provoking book!-A chilling story brought to life that captivated my emotions and left me questioning my own judgement of character. A definite ah ha ending that tied all of the pieces together.