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The Free

The Free In the beginning Isaac West stole to give his younger sister Janelle little things a new sweater a scarf just so she looked less like a charity case whose mother spent money on booze and like the p

  • Title: The Free
  • Author: Lauren McLaughlin
  • ISBN: 9781616957315
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the beginning, Isaac West stole to give his younger sister Janelle little things a new sweater, a scarf, just so she looked less like a charity case whose mother spent money on booze and like the prep school girls he d see on his way to school.But when Isaac s petty theft lands him in juvie, he s cut off from helping Janelle Friendless in a dangerous world of ganIn the beginning, Isaac West stole to give his younger sister Janelle little things a new sweater, a scarf, just so she looked less like a charity case whose mother spent money on booze and like the prep school girls he d see on his way to school.But when Isaac s petty theft lands him in juvie, he s cut off from helping Janelle Friendless in a dangerous world of gangs and violent offenders, he must watch his every step His sentence requires him to meet regularly for group therapy, where the inmates reenact their crimes, attempting to understand what happened from the perspective of their victims.The therapy is intense And as Isaac works through scenes with the group, he begins to recall a memory he d long ago repressed A memory that changed everything And as he begins to piece together the truth about the circumstances that shaped his life the circumstances that brought Isaac to Haverland in the first place he must face who he was, who he is and who he wants to be.

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    About "Lauren McLaughlin"

    1. Lauren McLaughlin

      I grew up in the small town of Wenham, Massachusetts After college and a brief flirtation with anthropology I spent ten years in the film business as both a screenwriter Hypercube, Prisoner of Love, Specimen and producer American Psycho, Buffalo 66, Vig, Stag, and others before turning my attention to novels I am the author of the teen novels, The Free, Cycler, Re Cycler, and Scored, as well as the children s picture book series, Mitzi Tulane, Preschool Detective My second picture book, Wonderful You, comes out in April 2017.

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    1. Full review : thesnowbookhollow.wordpress.cI will compare this book to rock climbing. You are climbing the mountain to get to the top. You realise you are getting higher and higher and that the danger is growing more intense by the meter. I felt like I was the backpack and the book was the rock climber. I didn’t want to look down because I didn’t want to see what was going on below. The higher we climbed the clearer the view became. Till we reached the top and I had this eureka moment of wow [...]


    2. Things are not always what they seem to be, something Isaac knows all too well. From the outside it looks like he is a petty thief. Yet he knows he is stealing to provide food and clothing for his sister because his mother is too much of a drunk to care. These side jobs of Isaac cause him to get caught up in a ring of thieves and land him in a juvenile justice facility. He's only supposed to be there for 30 days so he feels it's O.K. to take the rap for something he didn't do. But over the cours [...]


    3. Isaac West's life is tough. His mom is an alcoholic and a prostitute. His dad left long ago. He is doing what he can to protect his younger sister and give her a decent life. That means having to support her because his mom isn't capable. He sees an opportunity to make some serious money getting in with a carjacking crew, but when a job goes bad, Isaac ends up taking the wrap and serving 30 days at Haverland Juvenile Detention Facility. His goal is to stay out of trouble there, do his time, then [...]


    4. There were a lot things I liked about this book. Isaac's story is not so simple. He takes care of his sister in any way he can. He works side jobs to make money and some things are not exactly legal, but when your a desperate kid like him, it's truly heartbreaking. But this book is really about Isaac's time spending his 30 days in juvie. Its in juvie that Isaac reflects on a lot of things in his life, things he blocked out, and the reader ultimately learning why he is very nonchalant about being [...]


    5. Okay, maybe I only like this book so much because I havent read that books yet. But that doesn't matter because I still really liked it. Maybe it was because i really related to Isaac West's story on some levels. And Janelle's. I loved the line Isaac said;"When it comes to Karen West, Isaac West is done."He was talking about his mother. And I feel the same way about my mom.


    6. This book is very well written with excellent character development and a very believable plot line. You cannot help but rout for Isaac and his mission to keep his sister safe.


    7. I really liked this. I think the right kid would like it, but it's probably too contemplative for some kids. But good twists and turns and memorable characters.



    8. A couple of my senior boys read my ARC and really enjoyed it, so it made sense for me to read it as well. I enjoyed the audio and definitely see the appeal.



    9. Thanks to Soho Teens and Netgalley for providing a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.'The Free' is a young adult novel written by Lauren McLaughlin about a juvenile delinquent and his experiences during his time at a detention centre. Isaac West is a sixteen-year-old boy who is imprisoned in Haverland juvenile prison. His 30-days sentence for stealing a car and injuring its owner in the process requires group therapy in which its members have to relive the crimes they have [...]



    10. Graded By: LaceyCover Story: Fence-BirdBFF Charm: Big SisterSwoonworthy Scale: 1Talky Talk: Boyz-N-The HoodBonus Factor: JusticeRelationship Status: Gettin’ Out EarlyRead the full book report here.




    11. I received this ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review. Where do I begin with this book? So it took me a while to connect with the main character. The book is told through first person by Isaac and his time in a juvenile detention center. Isaac has a sister that he loves deeply and a mom who is a prostitute and an alcoholic so he is the only one around to take care of her. The problem is that his method of taking care of her lands him in juvie. The scenes in group therapy were inten [...]


    12. Thanks to Edelweiss-AboveTheTreeline for the free ARC Kindle-ebookThe Free byLauren McLaughlin. Haverland could be a dystopian society where juveniles are sentenced to punishment for their criminal behavior. It could be, or it is possibly a detention center where teens and young adults have a shred of hope for rehabilitation. Isaac West is led by his attorney to take a six-month sentence. Six months could be a lifetime or death sentence for his younger sister Janelle. With him behind bars, he is [...]


    13. *I received an advanced copy of this through Net Galley and the publisher in return for my honest and fair review. *This was a good story - definitely an attention keeper. The author manages to surprise you - again and again and again. I don't want to say too much so as not to spoil it but I will say the mentor mentee relationship surprised me! As did the dissociative episode. The characters are presented in such a way that you like the rough around the edges kids. You are able to see the camara [...]


    14. The free was a nice escape from a romance overload of planning a wedding in real life. The characters were believable and very real (flaws and all) vs the far fetch youll never meet someone like this perfection you find in a lot of novels. If you enjoy YA, crime, soft/slower mystery then it's worth a read!


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