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Juvie

By Steve Watkins, 1954- author

Heart-wrenching and real, Juvie tells the story of two sisters grappling with accountability, sacrifice — and who will be there to help you after you take the fall.

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?

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Juvie

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  • TF Watkins, Teen Fiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

0763655090


Format: Book
Author: Watkins, Steve, 1954- author
Summary: 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.
Title: Juvie / Steve Watkins.
Publisher Date: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2013.
Subject: Juvenile detention homes -- Teen fiction. Sisters -- Teen fiction. Family life -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 0763655090 9780763655099
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: TF Watkins
Oclc: 12711328
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Bib Id: 461574

Format: Book
Author: Watkins, Steve, 1954- author.
Summary: 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.
Title: Juvie / Steve Watkins.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: Candlewick Pr 2013
Publisher, Date: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2013.
Description: 311 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Juvenile detention homes -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Sisters -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Family life -- Teen fiction.
LCCN: bl2013040253
ISBN: 0763655090
ISBN: 9780763655099
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: TF Watkins