Something Like Hope

By Goodman, Shawn

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ISBN
978-0-38573-939-9 978-0-38590-786-6
Publisher
Delacorte


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2010

Gr 8 Up—Shavonne, who has gone from one juvenile detention center to another since junior high, will be moving out of the system on her 18th birthday. Fury and frustration are huge obstacles she must conquer by coming to grips with a drug-addicted prostitute mother; abusive foster parents who allowed her to be raped; a father who died in jail; giving up her own baby to the foster-care system; and forgiving herself for an accident that injured her beloved baby brother. Her personal challenges are compoun...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

"The words jump off the page and scream at me. Hey, you!' they say. You're garbage. You're worthless. You beat up Ms. Williams after she was nice to you. You called your mother a crack whore…'" Seventeen-year-old Shavonne's guilt list runs on and on. Another addition? Her daughter, Jasmine, who's stuck in foster care while she's locked away in "the Center," an all-girls' juvenile detention facility. Then there's "the last thing on the list," which ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

Seventeen-year-old Shavonne is locked away in an all-girls' juvenile detention facility. She's hopped up on rage, surrounded by...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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