Joy’s fifteen. Her normal life began just three months ago. Before that was another life, in the trailer home she was never allowed to leave. The way her mom abused her was bad enough, but what her mom’s boyfriend did was worse. When the police came, it was supposed to be all over.
But now, living with her aunt and uncle in this new family where everyone tries to understand, it’s not over. Joy’s got a whole list of reasons she’s crazy – the panic attacks, the meds she’s on, and the hard-to-breathe feeling she gets when she has to talk to someone new. Somehow it’s even harder when the person is nice.
Yet hope has a way of taking hold, and Joy just might find a way to hold on…
Title: Stronger Than You Know
Author: Jolene Perry
Publisher: Albert Whitman Teen
Release Date: September 1, 2014
Formats: 256 pages, hardcover; e-book
Genre: Young Adult General