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Contorted
     

Contorted

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by Juliet Carr
 
While many teenage girls ponder on what kind of dress they're wearing to prom, or what hairstyle to choose on their next visit to the hair salon; Sharmeka Jackson is worried about a babysitter for her little brother so she can go to school every day and if her teenage friend will have a good drug sell to provide food for her and her younger siblings. Poverty, drugs

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While many teenage girls ponder on what kind of dress they're wearing to prom, or what hairstyle to choose on their next visit to the hair salon; Sharmeka Jackson is worried about a babysitter for her little brother so she can go to school every day and if her teenage friend will have a good drug sell to provide food for her and her younger siblings. Poverty, drugs and even murder consume Sharmeka's life. What will she do to survive?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983927006
Publisher:
Agaphe Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date:
10/15/2011
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

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Contorted: A Twisted Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
The-BookCritic More than 1 year ago
The cover of this book caught my eye. At first I assumed it was going to be a horror tale, but was very surprised. Fifteen-year-old Sharmeka Jackson has had a hard life dealing with her mother's drug abuse and abandonment. She has failed the same grade twice but not because she doesn't have the capabilities to do the work. Having to care for her two younger siblings has taken her away from school and studies. Her main focus has been to make sure they have what they need. Thanks to her neighbor and friend Rico they have never gone hungry. This story is touching and is true to what is happening in many inner city neighborhoods today. Judging from the way the main character speaks she is not the typical product of her environment. My only concern with this story is the ending. I would like to have known more about what happens to the family. The ending seemed a bit rushed. Aside from that I would recommend this book for reading by teens and young adults.