Juvie

Publisher: Walker Books

When Sadie Windas enters the Youth Correctional Facility she is resentful, apprehensive and full of self-righteousness. She has taken the rap on a drugs charge to save her sister, a teenage mother with addiction issues, from prison.

As she endures the suffocating and restrictive regime of 'Juvie', Sadie reflects on the events and decisions that have changed her circumstances from 'perfect life' to 'powerless prisoner' and eventually concludes that not being guilty may not be the same thing as being innocent.

This atmospheric young adult novel will not be to everyone's taste but is a thoughtful and provocative examination of personal responsibility and moral courage.

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