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Leaving Paradise|Simone Elkeles
Leaving Paradise : 10th Anniversary Edition
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Nothing has been the same since Caleb Becker left a party drunk, got behind the wheel, and hit Maggie Armstrong. Even after months of painful physical therapy, Maggie walks with a limp. Her social life is nil and a scholarship to study abroad--her chance to escape everyone and their pitying stares--has been canceled. After a year in juvenile jail, Caleb's free . . . if freedom means endless nagging from a transition coach and the prying eyes of the entire town. Coming home should feel good, but his family and ex-girlfriend seem like strangers. Caleb and Maggie are outsiders, pigeon-holed as "criminal" and "freak." Then the truth emerges about what really happened the night of the accident and, once again, everything changes. It's a bleak and tortuous journey for Caleb and Maggie, yet they end up finding comfort and strength from a surprising source: each other.

  • ISBN-13: 9780738710181
  • ISBN-10: 0738710180
  • Publisher: Flux
  • Publish Date: April 2007
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds
  • Page Count: 303
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-17