Author: Steve Watkins
Release Date: 8th of October, 2013
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages: 320 pages
"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?"
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Juvie-Steve-Watkins/dp/1406358622/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461856918&sr=8-1&keywords=juvie
Here was my initial review on goodreads:
My overall feelings after reading this book are...
This book kind of left me wanting way more. There isn't a cliffhanger or anything as such, but it was more like I wanted to be nosy and find out what happens next. I'd definitely read a follow up and recommend this book for a quick read! I read it in one sitting on the plane home from Mexico!
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