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The Free
McLaughlin, Lauren, author.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Soho Teen, [2017]

Physical Description:
278 pages ; 22 cm
In the beginning, Isaac West stole to give his younger sister, Janelle, little things: a new sweater, a scarf, just so she looked less like a charity case whose mother spent money on booze and more like the prep school girls he'd see on his way to school. But when Isaac's petty theft lands him in juvie, he's cut off from helping Janelle. Friendless in a dangerous world of gangs and violent offenders, he must watch his every step. His sentence requires him to meet regularly for group therapy, where the inmates reenact their crimes, attempting to understand what happened from the perspective of their victims. The therapy is intense. And as Isaac works through scenes with the group, he begins to recall a memory he'd long ago repressed. A memory that changed everything. And as he begins to piece together the truth about the circumstances that shaped his life -- the circumstances that brought Isaac to Haverland in the first place -- he must face who he was, who he is ... and who he wants to be.
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