By Anna J. Michener
"A teen's uncooked, in-your-face chronicle of occasions virtually as they have been occurring. As such, it really is unforgettable. . . . Michener's tale supplies voice to the hundreds of thousands of youngsters and teenagers trapped in 'the system,' biding their time until eventually their 18th birthdays. A candid and unstinting tell-all."—Kirkus Reviews
"Extraordinary. . . . Michener's expressive writing does justice to a subject matter that's in actual fact very traumatic to her individually and communicates a profoundly vital message on behalf of all abused and missed children."—Booklist
"An very important ebook, painful to learn, yet crucial if different childrens in comparable occasions are to be saved."—Library Journal
"An blameless kid's account of sixteen years in hell and of the bad wrongs inflicted on kids who're with no rights or worrying advocates."—Choice
"[Michener] emerges as a compelling and brave recommend for kids and their welfare—she's a tender author with a rare voice."Feminist book shop News
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Suzi lifted her little nose in the air and told me to go sit in the Time Out chair. I sat and fumed, the drugs making it appear as if there were two Suzis, side by side, their words blurred together into one endless, meaningless torrent of patronization. I was so weary, so drained, that try as I might to preserve a shred of dignity, I broke down at last into sobs of burning humiliation right in front of the very people who had caused it. There were several people on the staff at Magna Carta who were just college kids like Suzi.
I liked this because his hands were always warm. How on earth he stayed warm in that constantly freezing place I don't know. Sometimes Jake would try to touch me in other places. I would just push him away. He would look like that was rather amusing, but he would never try what I pushed him away for again. During our joint stay at the Magna Carta adolescent ward we spent a lot of time in the bay window at the back of the dayhall together, talking. He said one day, "You don't belong here. If I ever saw your folks I'd give 'em what for.
Drive-by shootings. " She glared sideways at Tad, who was sitting at the opposite side of the room. flyou gotta be fucked in the head to run the Gangs. You don't know who's in the house. Babykillerl" She spit the last word out through curled lips. Tad coasted through his stay at Magna Carta better than any of us, doing what he was ordered silently and biding his time. " But I wouldn't have wanted to be anything like him for the world. When I first saw Wanda, she was sitting in one of the dayhall windows, picking at a place on her shirt where a button should have been.