Ruby, Between the Cracks

Ruby, Between the Cracks

180K Reads 3.3K Votes 27 Part Story
pdworkman By pdworkman Updated Feb 10, 2015

“Ruby Between the Cracks” won the “In the Margins” Top Ten Best Books for Teens 2015 Book Award! (details at

Ruby is featured on the Secret Lives of Americans Pivot reading list.

If you asked thirteen-year-old Ruby, she’d tell you she’s happy with her life.  She’s tough and independent and doesn’t depend on anyone else.  The road that has led her here has not been easy, and she’s blocked a lot of it from her memory.

But things aren’t as rosy as she would have everyone believe, and the road ahead of her is filled not only with gangs, drugs, and depression, but other challenges that Ruby hasn’t even imagined. 

—You know it’s a great book when you have to keep reminding yourself that the characters are not real people.  I really cared about Ruby, and she gave me some bad moments.  I desperately hoped her story would have a happy ending.

— "Ruby" exposes the complex and brutal relationship between mental illness, poverty and abuse … a page turner I had to finish

— “Ruby" really put me through the wringer and I actually had to put it down a few times because I needed to return to reality … There was no chance I was going to stop reading until I knew how the story ended! … I seriously can’t wait for book two!


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  • alcohol
  • care
  • depression
  • drugs
  • foster
  • gangs
  • homeless
  • mywattyschoice
  • runaway
  • wattys2015
drkookie drkookie Jul 26, 2015
Hikayeme bakarsanız sevinirim :)
                              I would be glad if you look at my story
Princess-of-the-Pen Princess-of-the-Pen Jul 25, 2015
I haven't finished the chapter yet but isn't she only 13. It's saying she only like a couple guys under 18, meanwhile I'm like, there must be some real pedophîles around where she lives
AloPicatzo AloPicatzo Mar 15, 2015
I haven't read a page yet. but by the looks of the comments who treat Ruby like an actual human, make me think this is going to be a very good book...
nirvana013 nirvana013 Mar 14, 2015
There are those crappy stories out there that get thousands of likes, and the really good ones like this barely get any :/
                              THIS DESERVES MORE LIKES <3
PamelaBeason PamelaBeason Mar 04, 2015
Oh Ruby, wise up! This cannot end well.
                              On to the next part.
crazycliche crazycliche Feb 24, 2015
He's probably cheating on her by the looks of it: Doesn't want his bootycall to think there's another girl in the equation