April 1, 2007
April 1, 2007
Nothing has been the same since Caleb Becker left a party drunk, got behind the wheel, and hit Maggie Armstrong. Even after months of painful physical therapy, Maggie walks with a limp. Her social life is nil and a scholarship to study abroad—her chance to escape everyone and their pitying stares—has been canceled.
After a year in juvenile jail, Caleb's free . . . if freedom means endless nagging from a transition coach and the prying eyes of the entire town. Coming home should feel good, but his family and ex-girlfriend seem like strangers.
Caleb and Maggie are outsiders, pigeon-holed as "criminal" and "freak." Then the truth emerges about what really happened the night of the accident and, once again, everything changes. It's a bleak and tortuous journey for Caleb and Maggie, yet they end up finding comfort and strength from a surprising source: each other.
In alternating chapters, seventeen-year-olds Caleb and Maggie relate the difficulties of readjusting to school, and changing relationships with family, friends, and one another, a year after a drunk driving accident sent her to the hospital with a crippling leg injury and him to prison.
Author: Simone Elkeles
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Drugs + Alcohol + Substance Abuse, School + Education, General, Social Issues / Friendship
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Social Issues / Drugs + Alcohol + Substance Abuse, General, School + Education, Social Issues / Friendship
- Age: Teen
- Publisher: Flux
- Pages: 303
- Language: English
- Author: Simone Elkeles
- Online Item #: 11810205
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-3786
- ISBN: 9780738710181
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported