“I love my Da.”
Raised to a life of crime, Sandy is a teenage prostitute, junkie, and con artist. She always joked that her Da taught her a trade, that it hadn’t hurt her to be brought up like she was.
But things keep getting more complicated, more dangerous, and Sandy doesn’t want to admit even to herself that she longs for an honest, normal life.
Even when she tries to change, things don’t go smoothly. Sandy’s past keeps interfering with her new relationships. In the end, if she and her family don’t pull together, Sandy will not be able to escape yet another ghost of her past.
Do they have what it takes for her to change her life completely?
Previously published as Diversion
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If you love stories with strong female protagonists who fail forward to become a better version of themselves, this story will capture your heart. Sandy was an unforgettable character. I lost hours in this book!
By the author of Tattooed Teardrops, winner of the Top Fiction Award, In the Margins Committee, 2016, Sandy’s hope for a better life will touch your heart and keep you rooting for her right to the end.
If you enjoy gritty contemporary young adult books like those by John Green and Stephen Chbosky, give P.D. Workman’s Breaking the Pattern series a try.
Start your journey with Sandy today!
Release date: February 4, 2022
Publisher: pd workman
Print pages: 451
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Behind the book
Author’s notes may contain spoilers!
I didn’t really now anything about Sandy when she first showed up in Henry, Breaking the Pattern. She had the minor role of Marty’s half-sister, keeping Henry away from their mother with his dirty money. But Sandy’s role in Henry’s life grew and became more important, and as bits of her history and upbringing were revealed, I became more interested in delving into her life and how things might work out for her.
Like Henry, Sandy is caught between two lives. Henry was trying to stay out of trouble, but it kept finding him. Sandy has been raised to a life of crime, but maybe there is something better out there for her.
Can Sandy break the cycles of crime, addiction, and poverty that she was raised in?