Monday, April 11, 2011

Book Review - Something like hope

Something Like HopeSomething Like Hope by Shawn Goodman

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was interesting, a sort of female version of Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers, involving Shavonne who has been in and out of juvie for years. She has a child in foster care, and a younger brother she hasn'tseen in years, both circumstances leave her filled with guilt. Her consolation is a counselor who sees through her attitude and offers her hope and a chance to move past her guilt. Her world is filled with abusive guards and the posibility that her stay behind bars will be extended again and again.

Shavonne learns to deal with her inner demons as well as outer enemies in this story of how a troubled young woman can deal with her problems and reconnect with the life she deserves to live.

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