High school sucks for a lot of people. High school extra sucks when you believe, deep in your soul, that every kid in the school is out to get you. I wasn't popular before I got locked up in Straight Inc., the notorious "tough love" program for troubled teens. So it's not like I was walking around thinking everyone liked me.
But when you're psychologically beaten for sixteen months, you start to absorb the lessons. The lessons in Straight were: You are evil. Your peers are evil. Everything is evil except Straight, Inc.
Before long, you're a true believer.
And when you're finally released, sent back into the world, you crave safety. Crave being back in the warehouse. And if you can't be there, you'd rather be dead.
This is the story of my return to my high school. This is the true story of how I didn't die.
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A tough true story of Cyndy’s return to Hurtado than School after been locked in a very strict rehabilitation institution. A lesson to young about what it’s really important in life, take your own chances and stand for yourself even when life beats you constantly. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.