Since the age of three, the grim conditions and strict directives of Peakie’s Foundling Home have ruled 16-year-old Josefina Charo’s life. Her inquisitive nature and love of books highlight an intelligence that allows her to graduate two years early from secondary school. However, she is disappointed to learn Peakie’s will not provide a higher education, nor will she be permitted to leave because she’s too young. Her spirit dampened, she spends the next several months working in the home’s laundry and cafeteria for menial wages, while she searches for a way to escape her prison. Finally, she sees her chance and grabs it, but she soon discovers the harsh realities of being on her own. Life can be difficult, at best, for a teenage girl with no real world experience.
|Publisher:||C. A. Pack|
|File size:||202 KB|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
C. A. PACK, author of "Chronicles: The Library of Illumination" (a Kindle Reviews’ Best Book of 2014), "Evangeline's Ghost," and "Code Name: Evangeline" is an award-winning journalist and former television news anchor. A former president of the Press Club of Long Island, she is a proud member of International Thriller Writers, Sisters in Crime, and Mystery Writers of America. She lives on Long Island with her husband and a couple of picky parrots.