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Still Waters

Title

Still Waters

Publisher

Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguins Group (USA)

Pages

311 pages

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780399168475

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Family violence; family violence; abusive father; child abuse; domestic violence

Annotation

High-schooler Jason, who lives with a drunk, abusive father at home, hopes to earn enough money to escape with his younger sister, Janie, by being tough at school, but the stakes grow ever more dangerous and soon even his fists and ability to think on his feet are not enough to keep his head above water.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

single father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Keywords

fathers and sons; sister; drinking; high school; fighting

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Still Waters

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