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The Knife and the Butterfly

The Knife and the Butterfly (Hardback)

By Perez, Ashley Hope

After a marijuana-addled brawl with a rival gang, 16-year-old Azael wakes up to find himself surrounded by a familiar set of concrete walls and a locked door. Juvie again, he thinks. But he can't really remember what happened or how he got picked up. And this lock-up seems more t...han a little different from the one he knew before. For one, no one comes to visit or even calls. Stranger still are the hours he's forced to spend observing another inmatea white girl his own agethrough a one-way mirror. And then there's his file, which has a heavily redacted newspaper account of the brawl. Between observation sessions, Azael occupies himself with recalling his extremely difficult upbringing as one of three children of illegal Salvadoran immigrants and as a member of the MS-13 gang.
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ISBN 9780761361565
Released NZ 1 Jan 2012
Publisher Carolrhoda Books
Format Hardback
Series Carolrhoda YA
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ISBN-13 9780761361565
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Carolrhoda Books
Imprint Carolrhoda Lab (R)
Released 1 Jan 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Perez, Ashley Hope
Series Carolrhoda YA
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Body & Health
Number of Pages 210
Dimensions Width: 142mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 340g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Gangs, Juvenile detention homes, Juvenile delinquency, Salvadoran Americans
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult