Dime

Dime

Book - 2015
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The realities of teen prostitution are revealed in this eye-opening, heartbreaking story from the author of America , which Booklist called "a piercing, unforgettable novel" and Kirkus Reviews deemed "a work of sublime humanity."

As a teen girl in Newark, New Jersey, lost in the foster care system, Dime just wants someone to care about her, to love her. A family. And that is exactly what she gets--a daddy and two "wifeys." So what if she has to go out and earn some coins to keep her place? It seems a fair enough exchange for love.

Dime never meant to become a prostitute. It happened so gradually, she pretty much didn't realize it was happening until it was too late.

But when a new "wifey" joins the family and Dime finds out that Daddy doesn't love her the way she thought he did, will Dime have the strength to leave? And will Daddy let her?
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2015.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781481431606
Characteristics: 315 p. ; 22 cm.

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Aug 12, 2016

thinkpositive680 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Heart-wrenching, extremely powerful yet very, very sad and depressing. (Felt weird for days ) However I loved it. I would definitely recommend it for mature readers but make sure to have tissues!! :P (5 stars)

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