Source:Atheneum Books for Young Readers, New York, p.234 (2007)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PS3606 .E3878 T68 2007
Keywords:American Library Association Best Books for YA 2008, Child abuse--Fiction, Child abuse--Juvenile fiction, Family problems--Fiction, Haitian Americans--Fiction, Haitian Americans--Juvenile fiction, New York (State)--Fiction, New York (State)--Juvenile fiction, Problem families--Juvenile fiction, Stepfathers--Fiction, Stepfathers--Juvenile fiction
Summary: After her stepfather is arrested for child abuse, thirteen-year-old Karina's home life improves but while the severity of her older sister's injuries and the urging of her younger sister, their uncle, and a friend tempt her to testify against him, her mother and other well-meaning adults persuade her to claim responsibility.
Lexile measure 920; ages 15-18; book level 5.5