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Something Like Hope

By Shawn Goodman, 1970-

Seventeen-year-old Shavonne has been in juvenile detention since the seventh grade. Mr. Delpopolo is the first counselor to treat her as an equal, and he helps her get to the bottom of her self-destructive behavior, her guilt about past actions, and her fears about leaving the Center when she turns eighteen. Shavonne tells him the truth about her crack-addicted mother, the child she had (and gave up to foster care) at fifteen, and the secret shame she feels about what she did to her younger brother after her mother abandoned them. Meanwhile, Shavonne's mentally unstable roommate Cinda makes a rash move, and Shavonne's quick thinking saves her life—and gives her the opportunity to get out of the Center if she behaves well. But Shavonne's faith is tested when her new roommate, mentally retarded and pregnant Mary, is targeted by a guard as a means to get revenge on Shavonne. As freedom begins to look more and more likely, Shavonne begins to believe that maybe she, like the goslings recently hatched on the Center's property, could have a future somewhere else—and she begins to feel something like hope.

This is a brutally honest but hopeful story of finding yourself and moving beyond your past.


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9780385739399


Format: Book
Author: Goodman, Shawn, 1970-
Summary: Shavonne, a fierce, desperate seventeen year-old in juvenile lockup, wants to turn her life around before her eighteenth birthday, but corrupt guards, out-of-control girls, and shadows from her past make her task seem impossible.
Title: Something like hope / Shawn Goodman.
Publisher Date: New York : Delacorte Press, c2011.
Subject: Juvenile delinquents -- Teen fiction. Juvenile detention homes -- Teen fiction. Emotional problems -- Teen fiction. Family problems -- Teen fiction. African Americans -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 9780385739399 0385739397 9780385907866 (library binding) 0385907869 (library binding)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 8
System Items Total: 11
Call Number: F Goodman
Oclc: 528581606
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Bib Id: 354698

Format: Book
Author: Goodman, Shawn, 1970-
Summary: Shavonne, a fierce, desperate seventeen year-old in juvenile lockup, wants to turn her life around before her eighteenth birthday, but corrupt guards, out-of-control girls, and shadows from her past make her task seem impossible.
Title: Something like hope / Shawn Goodman.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Delacorte Press, c2011.
Description: 193 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Juvenile delinquents -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Juvenile detention homes -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Emotional problems -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Family problems -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: African Americans -- Teen fiction.
LCCN: 2009053657
ISBN: 9780385739399
ISBN: 0385739397
ISBN: 9780385907866 (library binding)
ISBN: 0385907869 (library binding)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 8
Total Copies: 11
Call Number: F Goodman