The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly
A handless teen escapes from a cult, only to find herself in juvenile detention and suspected of knowing who murdered her cult leader.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Disability and Health; Incarceration; Family violence; Interracial; Race discrimination; Physical disability; teenager in prison; domestic abuse; abusive father; violence; interracial relationship; racism; amputation; hand amputation
African American / White
mother and father
Gold Inky, 2016, Long List; Golden Kite Award, 2016, Honor, Fiction; Silver Inky, 2016, Long List; William C. Morris Award, 2016, Finalist, Young Adult; Best Books for Teens, 2015; Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 Fourteen and Up; Booklist Book Review Stars, 2015; Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2015 Fiction for Older Readers; Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth, 2015; Booklist Top 10 Religion and Spirituality Books for Youth, 2015; YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2016 Young Adult Fiction
cults; confession; interview; arson; murder; juvenile detention; trauma; forbidden romance; punishment
Oakes, Stephanie, "The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly" (2015). DIVerse Families. 1515.