author: Steve Watkins
Sadie has always been the responsible one. 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 — Sadie does the responsible thing and confesses to a crime she didn’t commit. Her choice keeps Carla out of jail and Lulu out of foster care, but Sadie’s former life disappears beyond the stark bars of her cell.
“A frank view of life in a juvenile detention center. . . . Absorbing and wrenching.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)