Stronger Than You Know

by: Jolene Perry

Product Details

Publisher: AW Teen (August 1, 2015)

ISBN: 0807531588

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Awards: None


Stronger Than You Know is an insiring book about a young girl named Joy who was terribly abused by her mother. Finally the police arrested her mother and Joy is now safe and out of her hands. Even though Joy is away from her mom, she still has to face all the haunting memories of the horrid times. She has to deal with anxiety and depression because she is paranoid that everyone will turn out to be like her mom. She lives with her aunt, uncle, and cousins and is slowly recovering finding friends. Just as she starts to feel safer, she finds out that she has to go on trial and fight against her mother.

I really like how the author wrote this book. How Jolene Perry included the main characters journal entries was one of my favorite parts of the book.

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