By M. Sindy Felin
13 year old Karina is a first generation American, living with her Haitian family in suburban New York.
Her stepfather is physically abusive, but they can't tell anyone because of the family and friends living with them who are illegal immigrants.
When social services do get involved, Karina meets Rachael, a wealthy white girl. They both like girls, and pretty soon, each other. Their growing relationship helps Karina find some of the strength she'll need to save her family.
There's three things to love about this book before you've even read beyond the first sentence:
#1 That first sentence is:
"The best way to avoid being picked on by high school bullies is to kill someone."
#2 It's the author's DEBUT novel. Go Sindy!
#3 It's a finalist for the 2007 National book Award!
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