Pity Isn't An Option

Pity Isn't An Option

by Jessica Brooks
Pity Isn't An Option

Pity Isn't An Option

by Jessica Brooks


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dystopian/blood disorder/survival

Seventeen year-old Jonas Norton is trying to come to terms with what his blood disorder has robbed from him, including his two most favorite things: basketball, and competing in Hatchet Racket, Wanless' annual hatchet-throwing contest. The facts that his father works constantly to pay for his blood tests and Jonas can actually see the disappointment in his eyes for being such a failure only make matters worse. And even worse than all of that? Jonas' own twin brother, Micah, is perfectly healthy and becoming quite the basketball player himself. Also, Hattie, the girl Jonas has loved for forever? She has no idea how he feels.

Sixteen year-old Hattie Akerman lives down the hill from Jonas. Though her father, Heath, tries to hide his lack of mental clarity behind the bottle and she's pretty much given up on having any kind of relationship with him, she would still rather her younger sister, Lucy, not have to deal with the consequences of his behavior. Hattie helps her mother by baking food to sell at Market and looking out for Lucy. No matter what the rest of the town says about her crazy father, Jonas sticks up for them. He is, by far, her very best friend.

As if things aren't complicated enough already, Heath and Micah are unexpectedly drafted into President Kendrick's army (an army from which no one ever returns) just days before Thanksgiving. When Heath disappears instead of arriving at the Meeting Place to check in, Hattie and Jonas decide they've had enough, and take matters into their own hands. And though nothing could have prepared them for what happens next, Hattie and Jonas learn that hope can be seen in every situation. You just have to know where to look.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482685770
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/08/2013
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Jessica L. Brooks: YA author. Lover of books, coffee and all things owl-dorable. I write about near-future dystopia (the Cozenage series) and magical realism (the Flora series); and love to serve virtual cookies.

Feel free to connect with me at my blog (coffeelvnmom.blogspot.com), or anywhere else on the interwebs by searching for my username: coffeelvnmom. Also, I love spilling the beans! (Just don't tell Jonas.) Sign up for my e-newsletter and be first to receive exclusive content, deals and more, here: http://blogspot.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=b5b2f1c482e3a3eafc807cb59&id=0ee75e0f1c
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