Kindness for Weakness

Kindness for Weakness

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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 a€œShawn Goodman takes us inside the gritty world of our juvenile justice system with the verve of a master storyteller.a€ a€”Jordan Sonnenblick, author of Drums, Girls a Dangerous Pie a€œA gripping story of a boya€™s climb to manhood on his own terms.a€ a€”Paul Volponi, author of The Final Four a€œThe reader will be seized by [the boya€™s] plight and his determination not only to survive, but to better himself.a€ a€”Todd Strasser, author of Give a Boy a Gun a€œKindness for Weakness is a daring, dazzling leap into the dark passage that is the journey to manhood.a€ a€”Paul Griffin, author of The Orange Houses a€œGripping action, gritty dialogue, vivid characters, and palpable tension permeate the brief chapters of Jamesa€™s powerful, honest, compelling narrative.a€ a€”School 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 bea€”James, 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
Author:Shawn Goodman
Publisher:Delacorte Books for Young Readers - 2013-05-14


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