Juvie Heart wrenching and real Juvie tells the story of two sisters grappling with accountability sacrifice and who will be there to help you after you take the fall Sadie Windas has always been the respo

  • Title: Juvie
  • Author: Steve Watkins
  • ISBN: 9780763655099
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Heart wrenching and real, Juvie tells the story of two sisters grappling with accountability, sacrifice and who will be there to help you after you take the fall.Sadie Windas has always been the responsible one she s the star player on her AAU basketball team, she gets good grades, she dates a cute soccer player, and she tries to help out at home Not like her older siHeart wrenching and real, Juvie tells the story of two sisters grappling with accountability, sacrifice and who will be there to help you after you take the fall.Sadie Windas has always been the responsible one she s the star player on her AAU basketball team, she gets good grades, she dates a cute soccer player, and she tries to help out at home Not like her older sister, Carla, who leaves her three year old daughter, Lulu, with Aunt Sadie while she parties and gets high But when both sisters are caught up in a drug deal wrong place, wrong time it falls to Sadie to confess to a crime she didn t commit to keep Carla out of jail and Lulu out of foster care Sadie is supposed to get off with a slap on the wrist, but somehow, impossibly, gets sentenced to six months in juvie As life as Sadie knew it disappears beyond the stark bars of her cell, her anger at her ex boyfriend, at Carla, and at herself fills the empty space left behind Can Sadie forgive Carla for getting her mixed up in this mess Can Carla straighten herself out to make a better life for Lulu, and for all of them Can Sadie survive her time in juvie with her spirit intact

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    About "Steve Watkins"

    1. Steve Watkins

      Steve Watkins is the author of Down Sand Mountain, a young adult novel published in October 2008 by Candlewick Press Another young adult novel, Goat Girl, is scheduled for publication by Candlewick Press in spring 2011.Steve is also author of a short story collection, My Chaos Theory 2006, Southern Methodist University Press , which was a finalist for the Paterson Fiction Prize, and an Honorable Mention for the Library of Virginia Fiction Award He also wrote the award winning non fiction book The Black O Racism and Redemption in an American Corporate Empire, published in 1997 by the University of Georgia Press, which tells the story of the largest employment discrimination class action lawsuit in U.S history His fiction, poetry, and non fiction articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The Nation, Poets Writers, Mississippi Review, 100 Percent Pure Florida Fiction, North American Review, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology.A graduate of Florida State University, Steve teaches journalism, creative writing, and Vietnam War literature at the University of Mary Washington He also teaches Ashtanga yoga, and works as an investigator and advocate for abused and neglected children through the child advocacy organization CASA He lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia with his wife Janet, and four daughters Maggie, Eva, Claire, and Lili Steve and Janet are co directors of the religious education program at the Fredericksburg Unitarian Universalist Churchom watkins.elsweb page_id 2

    708 thoughts on “Juvie”

    1. I REALLY enjoyed this book. It has a definite Orange is the New Black feeling about it, both the situation and the characters, and I loved all of the different characters and their relationships both in and outside of Juvie. How Sadie ended up in there was a little annoying for me because it's just plain stupid, but I guess it shows how good people can get dragged into things I don't know. But that was the only problem I had with it, otherwise I was totally entertained - funny, scary and emotion [...]

    2. I feel a little apathetic about this book, to be honest. Which is not a good feeling! I like strong emotions about books. Writing a review about a book I feel entirely meh about is quite hard. It's definitely a good read, but it doesn't have much plot. It's sooo sloooooow. It back and forths between past and present, where Sadie recounts the days leading up to her incarceration and what REALLY happened to land her there. But I felt like we got all the facts up front. It was laid on the table by [...]

    3. Could have been great, but just turned out so-so. The first third really intrigued me, showing that going to lockup is a real experience, that one day a person is driving her motorcycle, and then later that day she's getting a red jump suit. Sadie has a fascinating, warm relationship with her three year old niece; the relationship with her sister didn't quite work as well for me, but these are real people. There are great issues raised - families, trust, the difference between guilt and innocenc [...]

    4. I've run a juvenile detention poetry workshop for seven years. We combine reading YA and memoirs with writing real life experience poetry. I'm always on the look-out for books that portray Juvenile Detention with both the harsh starkness and the occasional burst of compassion that you find among a guard or other employee working with the teens. I was happy to see the adults in the book portrayed as realistic. I also enjoyed the way the relationship between the girls on the unit played out--from [...]

    5. This book was all too real for me, as I could see so many of my students in the same position as Sadie, taking the wrap for a sibling who has lost her way. This novel exposes the truth, that even good kids can go astray, for reasons that aren't even their fault. The book alternates between how Sadie came to prison and the time before she turns herself in and what happens after she's behind bars. Her experiences express a real commentary on prison violence, prisoner mistreatment, rehabilitation e [...]

    6. I picked up Juvie on a whim from the library, expecting a better story than what I was given. The book was rather boring and if I hadn't had a lot of time on my hands with nothing else to do, it probably would have taken me longer to read. I wasn't interested in the chapters that told us about the time leading up to Sadie entering juvie, and the chapters about Sadie in juvie only just captured my attention. Sadie seemed quite bland and wasn't really an interesting character to follow either. Ove [...]

    7. The book juvie by steve watkins, is About a young girl in high school who is going to juvie. Sadie the mains character was arrested for drug dealing even though the cops set her up for it. In the beginning of the story the book starts off interesting but has some parts that get boring. I would recommend this book to people like drama. The story goes through some conflicts but also has happy parts. BOOM.

    8. **Note: Video review to appear on 60secondrecap on Monday, October 7, 2013.**Certain books send me into fits of ecstasy. Books by authors I’ve loved in the past. Books with particularly intriguing premises. So yes, I pretty much had a fit when I saw that one of my favorite authors had written a new book that could be mine, ALL MINE, in e-galley form this week. I had to have it. I had to read it. I paced the floor of my apartment, racking up a solid half-mile on my pedometer, until the heavens [...]

    9. Sadie Windas has a bright future ahead of her. She's an excellent student, a star basketball player and has a great boyfriend. She's hoping to receive a basketball scholarship to whichever school her boyfriend, Kevin, decides to attend, so they can go to the same college together. Everything changes in one night, when she's in the wrong place at the wrong time. She has agreed to go to a party with her older sister Carla, who hangs out with druggies and likes to get high. At the party, Carla meet [...]

    10. Sadie Windas, a high school junior who gets good grades and is captain of the basketball team, is entering a juvenile detention facility for six months for a crime she didn't commit. The story stars as Sadie prepares herself for juvie. She says her goodbyes to her beloved 3-year-old niece, her mother and her unreliable and often drunk and drug-using sister. Her father lives nearby, but he is mentally ill and a hoarder so she basically says her goodbyes to him through a closed door.The chapters a [...]

    11. Sadie Windas is a responsible kid: a high school junior, talented basketball player, devoted girlfriend, and reliable daughter. Her older sister Carla, on the other hand? Not so much. A selfish single mother with substance abuse issues, Carla relies on her sister and their mother for lots of help in raising her three-year-old daughter Lulu. When Carla and Sadie are arrested by an undercover cop for their alleged roles in a drug transaction -- which is truly a case of stupidity and wrong-place wr [...]

    12. "Maybe I'm the only person awake in the entire juvie, or maybe every girl in every cell is sitting up on her bunk. rocking back and forth, the same as me."SYNOPSIS:Juvie is about 17 year old Sadie Windas. She's a good basketball player and an even better aunt to her precious niece Lulu. Her sister Carla is a troublemaker and Sadie is always checking up on her.But, when Carla drags Sadie to a party, the girls somehow get caught in a drug bust that they had nothing to do with. Sadie takes the fall [...]

    13. Sadie Windas is the good daughter: the one who gets good grades, leads her basketball team, and stays out of trouble. Since her older sister Carla is constantly getting into trouble and her mother has to work multiple jobs to support the family since her dad left them to live a secluded hoarders’ life that is a big responsibility. But trying to keep her sister out of trouble gets Sadie into trouble herself when they find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time and get arrested for a dr [...]

    14. It was a great book for this genre. There is an exploration of good and bad--so many shades of grey. Is innocent the same thing as not guilty? This makes the book a great read for teens. Every decision a person makes can mean the words 'it is not my fault' are at least a little bit not true. The story made me contemplate the fact that our judicial system has so many flaws. What a waste prison can be--really. You come away feeling that kids in juvie never get a chance to turn their lives around. [...]

    15. Full review to come.Juvie is a realistic but not depressing novel about one sister's decision to take the fall for a mistake for the betterment of her family. Sadie's experience in juvenile detention is by no means a pleasant one, but showed how a good person can make a mistake and still be a good person. It showed that there are all kinds of people in the world and they each have their own ideas of what "good" is. And it showed that people react very differently to situations like juvenile dete [...]

    16. I have mixed feelings about this book. In some ways I loved it. I really liked the main character and I found the position she found herself in really fascinating. I found myself wanting to know more about her life and the decisions she had made to bring her to the position she currently was in. I loved how the story was told in flashbacks and enjoyed uncovering the story as I went alongHowever for me I wanted so much more. I felt very much like it was cut short and I was left with loads of ques [...]

    17. This is such an important subject that needs more attention from both authors & readers. The storyline set in the Juvenile Detention Facility was often descriptive and compelling but veered off track on unrealistic events ex stopping prison escapeUnfortunately the storyline flashbacks to life before sentencing lacked quality writing. Family problems included addiction, divorce, & hoarding - while important topics they often detracted from more interesting topic of life in Detention.Probl [...]

    18. I enjoyed this book, but felt it got a bit slow and coasted to the end. However, I realize not every book needs exciting, page-turning suspense. :)I have a student currently in juvie. I thought about her a lot as I read. I like how the book offers a raw and real (I think) look at what life is like for incarcerated teens. I love the element of family, and how those we are surrounded by and those who we enable have a direct impact on our lives. Can’t wait to see what my students think of this on [...]

    19. Sadie Windas was the good kid she got good grades, played basketball, and had a boyfriend. I liked the book because it helped show younger kids what juvie was like. If all kids read this book they might be convinced that's somewhere they don't want to be when they grow up. They won't want to take the wrap for something someone else did. I didn't really like how the plot was so stretched out. The book just felt like it took forever to get to where it was going.

    20. 3.5 stars.I thought the ending was too formulaic, with (view spoiler)[all the closure being all in Sadie's head (hide spoiler)], though perhaps the intention was the whole "this is real life" 4th wall break. Too much surface-level conflict, but the moral/emotional dilemma was interesting and the writing was pretty good.

    21. I have wanted to read this book for ages and ages (like most books these days!) and I finally managed to get my hands on a copy from the local library. It has the most striking spine and a very beautiful cover too and with my penchant for judging books by their covers, I was hoping for a killer read!At first, I thought this book was going to be a bit of a mystery but it turned into more of an in depth study of juvenile prisons and the sacrifices people make in life; which, whilst it wasn’t wha [...]

    22. Originally posted on my blog, Ashleigh Online.I found Juvie to be gripping, insightful and honest, and the character growth was absolutely perfect. It’s clear that Steve Watkins has done his research for this novel, therefore giving the reader a realistic look at what life inside Juvie is like.It’s not the most fast-paced of books, but I felt that the clever decision to alternate between past and present each chapter meant that I was hooked from the get go, wanting to find out more about the [...]

    23. Sadie is a typical teenage girl. She gets decent grades, plays on her high school basketball team, has a loving boyfriend named Kevin and adores her three year old niece Lulu. Sadie’s sister (and Lulu’s mom) is Carla. Carla is three years older than Sadie, works part-time at Friendly’s, drinks too much, does drugs and hangs out with a bad crowd.One night, Carla convinces Sadie to come with her to a party so they can spend some quality time together. As soon as they arrive, Carla ditches Sa [...]

    24. My thoughts about this book are extremely mixed. The concept really drew me in, the execution of the concept was what I had some problems with. This books happens through alternating chapters that occur at two different times. Before Sadie gets sent to Juvie and while she is in Juvie. I thought the author did a fairly good job of transitioning between two different times. The main character in this book was mediocre to me. I found myself growing frustrated by some of her decisions throughout thi [...]

    25. Received as copy from NetGalley.If you had within your power to save someone else, would you? What if it meant giving up everything you've worked for and wanted, would you still do it? Sadie is faced with this same dilmena. Growing up in a single parent home, Sadie's mom works two jobs to try and provide for Sadie and other family members. Sadie's dad, although alive, is crippled with mental health issues and unable to take of himself let along anyone else. Sadie often has issues with her older [...]

    26. Juvie asks you the question, would you do the time for your sisters crime? and having a brother myself, who's 5 years older than me, we both kind of fit into the roles of Carla and Sadie. It made me ask myself if I'd do time to save him? Well, I probably wouldn't but I can see why Sadie did.Sadie Windas, a normal teenager, interested in school, boys and basketball. She's doing well, has a part time job at a car wash and manages her life fairly well. The same however cannot be said for her family [...]

    27. Children's Literature - Kim Dare Sadie Windas is the responsible sister, excelling in academics and sports, and looking after her three-year-old niece Lulu for her older sister, Carla. When Carla decides to go out and party, seventeen-year-old Sadie reluctantly accompanies her as the designated driver. Carla wastes no time hooking up with some unsavory characters until Sadie, desperate to get her sister to leave while still coherent, agrees to drive the guys to the 7-Eleven for more beer. Sadie [...]

    28. Very mixed feelings about this. I loved the idea of it, especially seeing reviews saying it had an Orange is the New Black vibe to it so I was super excited to read it. It was a nice, easy, quick read. It wasn't a bad read at all - I did enjoy it, I just found it getting repetitive and a bit boring. I found the switch of past and present for each chapter to be unnecessary, everything that was in the 'past' chapters was pretty much explained in the first couple of chapters anyway so the constant [...]

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