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Dime - by E R Frank (Hardcover)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 336

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Social Themes

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Age Range: Teen

Book theme: Sexual Abuse

Author: E R Frank

Language: English

TCIN: 79129868
UPC: 9781481431606
Item Number (DPCI): 247-11-3166

Description

The realities of teen prostitution are revealed in this eye-opening, heartbreaking story from the author of America, which Booklist called "a piercing, unforgettable novel" and Kirkus Reviews deemed "a work of sublime humanity."

As a teen girl in Newark, New Jersey, lost in the foster care system, Dime just wants someone to care about her, to love her. A family. And that is exactly what she gets--a daddy and two "wifeys." So what if she has to go out and earn some coins to keep her place? It seems a fair enough exchange for love.

Dime never meant to become a prostitute. It happened so gradually, she pretty much didn't realize it was happening until it was too late.

But when a new "wifey" joins the family and Dime finds out that Daddy doesn't love her the way she thought he did, will Dime have the strength to leave? And will Daddy let her?

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