Still Waters

Still Waters

Book - 2015
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"High-schooler Jason, who lives with a drunk, abusive father at home, hopes to earn enough money to escape with his younger sister, Janie, by being tough at school, but the stakes grow ever more dangerous and soon even his fists and ability to think on his feet are not enough to keep his head above water."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]
ISBN: 9780399168475
0399168478
Branch Call Number: YA PARSONS
Characteristics: 311 pages ; 22 cm

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Eil_1
Feb 29, 2016

Jason's life is in turmoil - struggling against his abusive father and trying to protect his sister. His ability to take and give in a fight brings him to the attention of sociopath Michael. Jason enters into a money-making deal with this guy in order for him and Janie to escape from his father. Although Jason sees this deal as a potentially dangerous situation, he continues to associate with Michael. He soon learns that there are 'no free lunches'. A price to be paid by him. I believe there are lessons to be learned from this story by young people - one of which is all that glitters is not gold. If it's too good to be true, then it's not good. As a Grandmother who has seen loved ones and others stumble and fall under the false sense of friendship, I well understand the plight of this youngster.

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Feb 29, 2016

Eil_1 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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