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Nov 24, 2003
| ISBN 9780142501863
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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May 21, 2002
| 248 Minutes
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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Nov 24, 2003 | ISBN 9780142501863 | Middle Grade (8-12)
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When twelve-year-old Casey came home to an empty apartment, she didn’t think much of it. But when she wakes up the next morning, and her stepmother, Sylvia, still hasn’t come home, she knows that something is wrong. Casey doesn’t have any other family–and she’s afraid that the police will put her in foster care, so when landlord’s teenaged son offers to help, Casey is more than willing to accept. Until, she learns that his help comes at a price. If Casey says yes, she’ll be breaking the law. If she says no, she doesn’t know how she’ll survive.
When twelve-year-old Casey’s sole guardian–her stepmother Sylvia–doesn’t come home one night, Casey believes she’s run off with her boyfriend. The question is–will Sylvia come back? And even more urgent–how will Casey fend for herself in their New York City apartment. Paulie, the landlord’s teenage foster son, offers to forge Sylvia’s signature on the rent check, but his help comes at a price. And if Casey says yes to his proposition, she’ll be breaking the law, taking her first step into a life of running to escape the police. And if she says no? Well, Casey’s witnessed firsthand the perils of being a foster kid at the mercy of a system that has already failed Paulie.Say Yes is the unforgettable story of a preteen on her own, bravely making choices for the first time in her life.
Audrey Couloumbis’s first book for children, Getting Near to Baby, won the Newbery Honor in 2000. Audrey is also the author of several other highly acclaimed books for young readers, including The Misadventures of Maude March, which was named a Junior… More about Audrey Couloumbis
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