In an environment where kindness equals weakness, how do those who care survive? A Tayshas Reading List Pick An ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book aShawn Goodman takes us inside the gritty world of our juvenile justice system with the verve of a master storyteller.a aJordan Sonnenblick, author of Drums, Girls a Dangerous Pie aA gripping story of a boyas climb to manhood on his own terms.a aPaul Volponi, author of The Final Four aThe reader will be seized by [the boyas] plight and his determination not only to survive, but to better himself.a aTodd Strasser, author of Give a Boy a Gun aKindness for Weakness is a daring, dazzling leap into the dark passage that is the journey to manhood.a aPaul Griffin, author of The Orange Houses aGripping action, gritty dialogue, vivid characters, and palpable tension permeate the brief chapters of Jamesas powerful, honest, compelling narrative.a aSchool Library Journaltoo much, like my Adama#39;s apple is being crushed. It is surprising how quickly I become dizzy from pain and lack of air. ... Hea#39;s not able to see me now as I truly am, as I have finally discovered myself to beaJames, a fifteen-year-old boy who is going to get out of this place and make a life for ... His mind has been turned upside down by a fake gay love letter, and beatings by two people he underestimated as being soft and weak. ... He presses his weight down on my back, pinning me.
|Title||:||Kindness for Weakness|
|Publisher||:||Delacorte Books for Young Readers - 2013-05-14|