Something Like Hopeby Shawn Goodman

Seventeen-year-old Shavonne has lived a rough life and been in juvenile detention for years. Now that she is on the cusp of adulthood, the prospect of spending time in a real prison is becoming more likely. She is hurt, angry, and harboring a secret that has the potential to destroy her. Shavonne must face terrible things in order to turn her life around and find hope.

193 pgs. - ISBN: 9780385739399

AR Points - IL: UG - BL: 4.3 - AR Pts: 5

Keywords: juvenile justice system, gritty realistic fiction, edgy language, think of a girl version of a Walter Dean Myers book

Honors: winner of the Delacorte Press Award for a First Young Adult Novel, 2012 Booklist Best Fiction for Young Adults

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