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Pin Drop
Pin Drop

Pin Drop

12+

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

212 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $23.95)

Publication Date: July 2015

ISBN 9781941958070

Rights: US & CA

Cedar Grove Publishing (Jul 2015)

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Overview

Self-proclaimed atheist virgin, Mo Perez, has no interest in meeting Mr. Right. She has enough problems trying to cope with her foster care upbringing, her alternative education classes, and constant financial hardships thanks to Marci, her 21-year-old sister and legal guardian who refuses to get a real job. It's a lot for a 16-year-old to handle. But Mo Perez is no ordinary 16-year-old. When her sister skips town with their only source of income, Mo's situation goes from bad to worse but she is determined to survive on her own. Losing the struggle to make ends meet, Mo is faced with a tough choice: foster care or homelessness. She chooses homelessness. Crafty and creative, will Mo figure out how to keep food in her stomach, clothes on her back, and start a romantic relationship while hiding the fact she has no place to call home.

Reviews

"Pin Drop is a must read. Mo Perez will stay with you long after you close the back cover of this book and her story is both tragic and heroic. Roz Monette has written a book that elevates realistic fiction."  —Chris Crutcher, author, Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes

"Mo's story isn't everybody's, but it's a powerful insight into how some people end up on the streets, and how difficult it is to get off them again. And she tells it without lecturing, hectoring or preaching. She just tells it like it is. The book is pitched at older teens, but I think it's an excellent book for anyone who wants a lively, engaging, hard story about a real world topic that seems beyond fixing. It may not solve the issue, but it will give you some insights into the human beings who have to live it."  —Narrelle M. Harris, author, The Adventure of the Colonial Boy

Author Biography

Roz Monette is the author of edgy, realistic fiction for young adults. She has been a speaker at schools, libraries, and writer's conferences across the country. She is the author of Alex and the Enderson Brothers series. She lives in Aurora, Colorado.