Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: Juvie by Steve Watkins

WoW is weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine in which bloggers can share books they're excited to get soon :)
by Steve Watkins
Sadie Windas has always been the responsible one — she’s the star player on her AAU basketball team, she gets good grades, she dates a cute soccer player, and she tries to help out at home. Not like her older sister, Carla, who leaves her three-year-old daughter, Lulu, with Aunt Sadie while she parties and gets high. But when both sisters are caught up in a drug deal — wrong place, wrong time — it falls to Sadie to confess to a crime she didn’t commit to keep Carla out of jail and Lulu out of foster care. Sadie is supposed to get off with a slap on the wrist, but somehow, impossibly, gets sentenced to six months in juvie. As life as Sadie knew it disappears beyond the stark bars of her cell, her anger — at her ex-boyfriend, at Carla, and at herself — fills the empty space left behind. Can Sadie forgive Carla for getting her mixed up in this mess? Can Carla straighten herself out to make a better life for Lulu, and for all of them? Can Sadie survive her time in juvie with her spirit intact?

It's not often that I come across a YA book that is focused on a relationship between sisters, let alone one as complicated as this. I love my sister you know, but I am not so sure I would be willing to do something like this for her D:

I mean. Would you?


  1. oh wow this sounds very interesting.. I love sibling relationships whenever it is explored and done well and this looks like one of those ones.

    thanks for putting this on my radar,
    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  2. No I would not do six months in juvie for my sister! LOL Sounds like an interesting one and like these people are in quite a mess!

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  3. This one sounds interesting. Hope it has a happy ending.
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  4. This reminds me of Prison Break.:)

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  5. This sounds really good, and I hadn't heard about it before. Thanks for the suggestion! Please check out my WoW!   And take a look at our giveaway of Hostage Three by Nick Lake.

  6. I don't think I could do this but it's definitely sounding like an interesting read. Great pick this week!

  7. Great pick! Juvie sounds really interesting, the kind of story where you're dreading the ending and hoping it'll all work out.
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  8. I've never heard of a book looking at juvie especially not for a girl-it's a very unique concept!


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