Nancy Paulsen Books
Set in an alternate version of Queens, N.Y., fifteen-year-old Violetta must participate in the Trials, a series of tests meant to push her to the edge, to atone for her sister's death. All it took was one night and one bad decision for fifteen-year-old Violetta Chen-Samuels' life to go off the rails. After driving drunk and causing the accident that kills her little sister, Violetta is incarcerated. As a juvenile offender, her fate is in the hands...
"In the tradition of The Best American Short Stories comes Everyday People: The Color of Life, a dazzling collection of contemporary short fiction"--Back cover. "This gorgeously wrought anthology represents a wide range of styles, themes, and perspectives on a variety of topics. The carefully selected stories depict moments that linger--moments of doubt, crossroads to be chosen, relationships, epiphanies, moments of loss and moments of discovery....