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Working hard to be a contributing member of her family, Sadie accepts blame for her sister's drug deal to keep the latter out of prison and finds everything she worked for threatened by a six-month sentence that tests her sister's character.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780763655099
Branch Call Number: YAFICTION Watkins
Characteristics: 311 p. ; 22 cm


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AL_KATI Jun 28, 2017

It was refreshing to read a book that wasn't about a "typical" teen experience like many YA books are. One of my favorite books I read in 2013.

nkontrol Jan 24, 2014

The book got good in the middle near the end. Sadie takes the fall for her older sister Carla, so Lulu, Carla's daughter wouldn't be without a mother. The Juvie characters are forgettable. This book needs a sequel.

LibraryK8 Nov 19, 2013

When Sadie Windas agrees to takes the blame for her sister's mistake she does it to keep her sister out of jail and to protect her niece from growing up without a mother. The lawyer promises that since she is a juvenile without a prior record the worst she will get is 6 months probation and some community service...so when the judge sentences her to 6 months at a juvenile detention facility, Sadie feels betrayed. But what is done is done, and now she must live up to her choice.


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