Count to Ten

Count to Ten

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Sydney By shortygirl12321 Completed

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{Book 1 of 3 in the Counting series} 
  
  "My name is Sarah Baker. I'm seventeen, currently being taught at Maple Ridge High School. I am happy - at least I was. I have a family - at least I did. And I have a best friend. My whole life I've been trying to break free of being alone. Most teenagers thrive to be anything but ordinary, but that's my biggest dream. At least ordinary includes a family that loves you for you." - Sarah Baker.  
        
        Subtract a mother and a father. Add an abusive grandmother. Divide emotions. Multiply mental instability and broken bones. This equals Sarah Baker's life for the past nine years.
        
        Ever since she was eight, Sarah Baker has tried to make it look like she has it all together. Like she knows what she's doing. She's fooled many, but the one's she hasn't don't dare tell anyone. She works more hours than she sleeps, drinks more than she can afford, and has better letters in her name than she does on her report card. As she tries to float her way through life until the day she turns eighteen, she gets a knock at her decrepit door and an offer that she can't refuse.  
        
        Subtract an abusive grandmother. Add foster parents. Divide sanity. Multiply nine brothers. This equals Sarah Baker's life for the rest of this story.

  • abuse
  • death
  • family
  • friends
  • love
  • mystery
  • romance
  • tears
  • wattys2014