We all have secrets. But at a certain point, they become too big to keep.
If you asked Ruby, she'd tell you she's happy with her life. She's tough and independent and doesn't depend on anyone else. The road that has led her here has not been easy, and she's blocked a lot of it from her memory.
But things aren't as rosy as she would have everyone believe, and the road ahead of her is filled not only with gangs, drugs, and depression, but other challenges that Ruby hasn't even imagined.
Winner of "In The Margins" Top Ten Best Books for Teens Award 2015. Awarded to relevant books for our communities that validate, illuminate and humanize those living in the margins.
Praise for Ruby
You know it's a great book when you have to keep reminding yourself that the characters are not real people. I really cared about Ruby, and she gave me some bad moments. I desperately hoped her story would have a happy ending.
"Ruby" exposes the complex and brutal relationship between mental illness, poverty, and abuse ... a page turner I had to finish
"Ruby" really put me through the wringer and I actually had to put it down a few times because I needed to return to reality ... There was no chance I was going to stop reading until I knew how the story ended! ... I seriously can't wait for book two!
The Between the Cracks books have been absolutely AMAZING! As soon as I started to read "Ruby", I just had to keep going. I wish I could forget the book Ruby and read it all over again. This book is utterly amazing, I find myself having more empathy for children in these types of situations than ever before. My heart seriously yearns for them. I can't put this book down.
I wish I could forget the book Ruby and read it all over again.
This book is utterly amazing, I find myself having more empathy for children in these types of situations than ever before. My heart seriously yearns for them. I can't put this book down.
Praise for P.D. Workman
Every single one of [P.D. Workman's] books has spoken to me in ways no one or almost anything else has. And I have found strength in the books I've read. The way that P.D. Workman writes just flows amazingly and allows the reader to get really invested in a book.
The way that P.D. Workman writes just flows amazingly and allows the reader to get really invested in a book.
About the Author
For as long as P.D. Workman can remember, the blank page has held an incredible allure. After a number of false starts, she finally wrote her first complete novel at the age of twelve. It was full of fantastic ideas. It was the spring board for many stories over the next few years. Then, forty-some novels later, P.D. Workman finally decided to start publishing. Lots more are on the way!
P.D. Workman is a devout wife and a mother of one, born and raised in Alberta, Canada. She is a homeschooler and an Executive Assistant. She has a passion for art and nature, creative cooking for special diets, and running. She loves to read, to listen to audio books, and to share books out loud with her family. She is a technology geek with a love for all kinds of gadgets and tools to make her writing and work easier and more fun. In person, she is far less well-spoken than on the written page and tends to be shy and reserved with all but those closest to her.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ruby, Ruby, Ruby i need some more Ruby. This book is so intense. You can not put it down. I read thru tears, sorrow. Laughter and still hung on to the book without putting it down. The Author writes so well that the story is like part of the family. You know the chracters and watch them grow. You feel their emotions and milestones along the way. Ruby is a must read. I recommend this book to all ages. Wish it would hit the movies. This could happen to you or your children or even a close neighbor. ANYONE!