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Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Young Adult
It's far too rare in young adult literature to find the kind of intense emotion and angst that Flinn gives us in her latest powerhouse novel, as we look back with Michael on the past year of his life.
It used to be just Michael and his mother, struggling to make their way,
Now, his mother is on trial for Walker's death, and Michael is hiding out, working with a traveling carnival. When the carnival returns to his hometown, Michael decides to reveal the things he knows about the night his stepfather died.
This is a story about how abuse affects not just the person who is repeatedly beaten and bruised, but also those around them. With Flinn behind the storytelling wheel, readers careen through a guilt-
Reviewed By: Taylor Morris
Published: April 2004