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thewordverve inc
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12+
Published Date
May 03, 2018
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9781948225229
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When Alison Hayes walks into her storm-darkened trailer the afternoon of her 16th birthday, she has no idea that it will be the beginning of a year like no other. Her mother has lost her job again, the most stable man they've ever had in their lives is looking for the nearest exit, and her best friend is dating the prom queen. She can't remember the last time anything good had happened to her. If the rails still passed through town, she would definitely be on the wrong side, always looking across to everyone else, it seems, who has it so much better than she.

Dirty. Trash. The words have followed her through her life in her tattered, rust-stained jeans. She longs to understand her mother - who is lost and broken, driven by her addictions, by her losses –and to reconcile the memory of Mother before with Mother now. In the chaos of their one acre in the world, Alison strives for sanity, forging a path through the wreckage into the light. She is alone and must learn to stand alone, or she will be swept by the same undercurrents of self-defeat that took her mother so many years ago. During this worst of times, she discovers her own strength and determination and a powerful drive to do something better

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This is strong writing from an author on the rise. Gallion's prose is a breath of fresh air. There is amazing character development that will reach into your heart with its honest truths and cathartic insights as Alison Hayes' keeps pushing forward, no matter what life throws at her, to find something better in life.

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Fast-passed, addictive narrative. Great character development.
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