YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers List, 2010 nomineeWhite Pine nominee 2010Michael Grove was sixteen years old when he was convicted for the murder of Lisa Conroy, the girlfriend he loved very much. The circumstances surrounding her final hours attract considerable media attention, especially because Michael and Lisa had sex just prior to her death. A public outcry against light penalties for young offenders ensures Michael is tried as an adult; he receives a harsh and severe penalty. Six months into his imprisonment, the true murderer confesses. Michael is released but quickly finds that the stigma of imprisonment and the (wrongful) rap for murder is not an easy thing to escapeout on the streets.
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Author Biography - Lesley Choyce
Lesley Choyce is the award-winning author of over 65 books dealing with topics ranging from skateboarding to racism and environmental issues. Lesley surfs year-round in the North Atlantic, teaches at Dalhousie University and calls Halifax home.