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Don't Breathe a Word (Paperback) (Holly Cupala)

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Joy delamere is suffocating.

From asthma, from her parents, and from her boyfriend, Asher, who is smothering her from the inside out. She can take his cruel words, his tender words . . . until the night they go too far.

To escape, Joy sacrifices her suburban life to find the one who offered his help, a homeless boy called Creed. He introduces her to a world of fierce loyalty, to its rules of survival, and to love—a world she won’t easily let go.

Set against the backdrop of the streets of Seattle, Holly Cupala’s power­ful new novel explores the subtleties of abuse, the secrets we keep, and the ways to redemption. But above all, it is an unflinching story about the extraordinary lengths one girl will go to discover her own strength.

Joy Delamere is suffocating from severe asthma, overprotective parents, and an emotionally-abusive boyfriend when she escapes to the streets of nearby Seattle and falls in with a "street family" that teaches her to use a strength she did not know she had.
Number of Pages: 299
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Physical + Emotional Abuse, People + Places / General, General, Love + Romance, Social Issues / Runaways, Social Issues / Homelessness + Poverty
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
Age Range: Teen
Author: Holly Cupala
Language: English
Street Date: January 3, 2012
TCIN: 13713555
UPC: 9780061766695
Item Number (DPCI): 248-72-9801
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luv2run8 5 years ago
I've read this book 3 or 4 times now, and it never gets old. It gets you thinking. It was an AWESOME book that left me speechless. Just when you get accustomed to something that's going on, there's a plot twist that makes you excited all over again. It's a easy read, and went fast for me. Great book...see moreof the reviewer's review
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