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Still Waters

Title

Still Waters

Publisher

Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguins Group (USA)

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780399168475

Pages

311 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single father

Keywords

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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