Fans of S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders will enjoy Deviation, award-winning author P.D. Workman’s gut-wrenching story of Henry’s battle against neglect and abuse.
“You’re a good kid, Henry.”
Everyone knew that he was a good guy; geeky, responsible, hard-working. Henry has had a lot to deal with in the past. Now, as he should be focusing on his schooling and preparing himself for the future, he is hindered by abuse, the challenge of raising his baby brother while dealing with his mother’s deep depressions, and the return of a ghost from the past Henry has tried his best to forget.
But it seems that Henry can’t avoid the nastiness of life. As hard as he tries, it’s one more disaster after another as his life spirals out of control.
Can Henry escape the darkness, or is he doomed to be consumed by it?
By the author of Ruby, Between the Cracks, a winner of the Top Ten Best Books for Teens 2015 award, this poignant account of Henry’s descent into darkness will challenge you to look at youth crime in another light.
Praise for Deviation
— I was caught up in the twists and turns of the plot from the beginning of Deviation and was still surprised at the end.
— This book could actually happen. That is what makes it so scary! I am really looking forward to the next book in the series. I am thoroughly intrigued and want to see what happens next.
— “Deviation” will play on your emotions and feed your doubts as you follow Henry through his many troubles and trials.
Praise for P.D. Workman
“Every single one of [P.D. Workman’s] books has spoken to me in ways no one or almost anything else has. And I have found strength in the books I’ve read.”
“The way that P.D. Workman writes just flows amazingly and allows the reader to get really invested in a book.”
“This is one author I certainly will be looking out for, I can’t recommend her enough.”