Top Fiction winner for the School Library Journal's In The Margins literary award, 2016.
“I don’t plan on getting in any trouble.”
Tamara had thought that when she got out of juvie, things would be easier. But before long, it seems like her life is spiraling into chaos.
If she can’t prove to her probation officer that she is innocent of the allegations against her, she’s going back to prison, and Tamara just can’t let that happen.
—For me, a sign of a good book is that it is a quick read, holds my interest front to back and I like the characters. This book met the mark on all three of those characteristics.
—A slimy villain, an eager-to-please side-kick and a heroine who simply wants to move on from her past make for an intriguing tale, indeed! A realistic and beautiful story filled with suspense, heart-breaking friendship and loyalty that will keep you reading until the very end.
About the Author
Award-winning author P.D. Workman writes riveting young adult/suspense fiction about mental illness, addiction, and violence. 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. 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 love 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
It’s all about control… Tamara is out of juvie and out on parole. She is living with her new foster parents, the Henson's. Everything in the outside world feels strange to her. She no longer has the structure and discipline she has lived with for the last three years. She is expected to make her own decisions and her own choices, go to school and find her place in the normal world. It's hard to learn trust again after everything that has happened to her. The terms of her parole are strict - no kids, no drugs, no crime, no associating with current or past criminals. She was not doing too badly until her old juvie cellmate Glock showed up. Glock is all about control and wants revenge against anything and anyone who has ever hurt her. She protected Tamara while they were in juvie together but that meant Tamara had to let her control everything. Tamara wants a new life but Glock still wants to control her. This is a dark plot full of intrigue and danger; a true psycho-thriller. I found myself rooting for Tamara in spite of her many bad choices.