Author: Amy Efaw
Publication Date: December 2, 2010
Reading Age: 12 years and up
Grade Level: 7 and up
BEFORE it all, Devon was a good student, a good
athlete, an all-around good girl. But then IT happened—the
thing that was so horrible, so shameful, so impossible to imagine
that Devon simply chose not to admit it to anyone, even herself.
But denial can't make a thing go away, and now Devon's in
juvenile detention center, facing a possible life sentence for her
Does she deserve that punishment? Did she know what she
was doing? Or was her denial so deep that she was unable to register the seemingly unavoidable changes happening to her?
Told with empathy and precision, Devon's story is a gripping
page-turner that will challenge your beliefs about conscience and