Image of Not-So-Simple Life (Diary of a Teenage Girl: Maya, Book 1)

NOT-SO-SIMPLE-LIFE

Image of Not-So-Simple Life (Diary of a Teenage Girl: Maya, Book 1)
Author(s): 

Carlson takes a realistic look at the obstacles many teens endure growing
up in dysfunctional families. This story showcases the resiliency, determination and strength of Maya's character.

Maya Stark wants to be emancipated from her parents because her mother is a drug addict and her father is too busy with his career to raise his daughter. She gets a job to save up for the emancipation process.

When Maya's mother steals her savings and gets arrested for cocaine possession, it seems that Maya's dreams will never come true. Will she ever find the peace and normalcy she seeks? (MULTNOMAH, Jul., 256 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Chandra McNeil