M. Sindy Felin’s National Book Award finalist is in paperback for the first time. Karina has plenty to worry about on the last day of seventh grade: finding three Ds and a C on her report card again, getting laughed at by everyone again, being sent to the principal—again. But she’s too busy dodging the fists of her stepfather and looking out for her sisters to deal with school. This is the story of a young girl coming of age amidst the violent waters that run just beneath the surface of suburbia—a story that has the courage to ask: How far will you go to protect the ones you love?
"M. Sindy Felin is a writer whose words flow like mercury -- volatile and dangerous. She is a wonderful, mesmerizing new talent." -- Sharon M. Draper, Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of "The Battle of Jericho"
"Karina is a funny, whip-smart girl caught in the middle of a nightmare. Only when I laughed out loud did I remember to breathe." -- Valerie Hobbs, author of "Defiance"
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 12 - 99 years old
For Grades: 7+
Number Of Pages: 234
Published: 22nd March 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.83 x 14.99 x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.2