Compromised

Title

Compromised

Authors

Heidi Ayarbe

Publisher

HarperCollins

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780062001467

Pages

480 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

With her con-man father in prison, fifteen-year-old Maya sets out from Reno, Nevada, for Boise, Idaho, hoping to stay out of foster care by finding an aunt she never knew existed, but a fellow runaway complicates all of her scientifically-devised plans.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL500L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Single parent; Family member death; Parental rights termination; Foster care; Incarceration; Homelessness; Physical disability; Neurological disability; Mental illness; single father; death of mother; losing parental rights; foster teenager; foster home; prison; father in jail; no home; transient; homeless teenager; Tourette syndrome; depression; suicidal thoughts and/or tendencies

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

orphan

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011 Twelve to Fourteen
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2011

Keywords

children's home; bullying; runaway teenagers; voyages and travels; con-man father; moral dilemmas; science; Hyperthymesia

Diversity Impact

direct

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