Juvie

Audio Book (CD) | June 27, 2014

bySteve Watkins

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Heart-wrenching and real, Juvie is the story of two sisters grappling with sacrifice, accountability-and who'll be there to help you up after you take the fall.

Sadie Windas has always been the responsible one - she's the star player on her AAU basketball team, she gets good grades, she dates a cute soccer player, and she tries to help out at home. Not like her older sister, Carla, who leaves her three-year-old daughter, Lulu, with Aunt Sadie while she parties and gets high. But when both sisters are caught up in a drug deal - wrong place, wrong time - it falls to Sadie to confess to a crime she didn't commit to keep Carla out of jail and Lulu out of foster care. Sadie is supposed to get off with a slap on the wrist, but somehow, impossibly, gets sentenced to six months in juvie. As life as Sadie knew it disappears beyond the stark bars of her cell, her anger - at her ex-boyfriend, at Carla, and at herself - fills the empty space left behind. Can Sadie forgive Carla for getting her mixed up in this mess? Can Carla straighten herself out to make a better life for Lulu, and for all of them? Can Sadie survive her time in juvie with her spirit intact?

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Heart-wrenching and real, Juvie is the story of two sisters grappling with sacrifice, accountability-and who'll be there to help you up after you take the fall.Sadie Windas has always been the responsible one - she's the star player on her AAU basketball team, she gets good grades, she dates a cute soccer player, and she tries to help ...

Steve Watkins is the author of the novels Down Sand Mountain, which won a Golden Kite Award, and What Comes After. He is also the author of a nonfiction book and short-story collection for adults and is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize. About Juvie, he says, "One of the few hopeful things about juvenile detention that I saw during my ...

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Format:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:6.75 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:June 27, 2014Publisher:Brilliance AudioLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1491581360

ISBN - 13:9781491581360

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