Right Behind you

25 01 2008

Right Behind You by Gail Giles by Gail Giles

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How long should mistakes made as a child rule our lives?  This is the question that 14 year old Kip has to grapple with as he tries to move forward after spending years insitutionalized after killing a neighborhood child when he was only nine years old.  Why did he do it?  Is/was  he a psychopath or an angry, hurt upset child?  Will the life he has led, growing up in locked mental institutions prepare him to lead a normal life when he is released.  Can he ever live a normal life?  Kip and his family try to make a fresh start, but the past alwasy has a way of catching up.  This book is riveting, and very current.  It really made me take a step back and examine my response to all the current news items about juvenile offenders.       

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2 responses

23 09 2008
spenc

sounds sad and depressing… i like it!

1 02 2009
Sarah

Such a good bookread it!

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