From the Series Locked Out
Everyone has secrets in high school. But no one has a secret quite like Camila Hernandez’s.
For as long as Camila can remember, her mother has been in prison. And Camila has tried to make sure no one finds out. She avoids all friendships. She keeps to herself. Because if people get too close to her, they might find out the truth. And once they know, they will see her only as a criminal’s daughter.
Sure, some of Camila’s classmates also have parents doing time. But her mother isn’t any ordinary criminal. Her mother is on death row.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Darby Creek ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||96|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.7|
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“[Q]uick reads . . . that [allow] less skilled readers to concentrate on content rather than structure. The riveting plots, however, will have appeal well beyond the reluctant reader set.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Jones offers an unusual and appealing story, especially in his protagonist.”―Booklist
Author: Patrick Jones
Patrick Jones lives in Minneapolis and is the author of many novels including the Support and Defend series. A former librarian, Jones received lifetime achievement awards from the American Library Association and the Catholic Library Association.