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Tattooed Teardrops

Tattooed Teardrops

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pdworkman By pdworkman Completed

Tattooed Teardrops is the winner of the Top Fiction award for the 2016 In The Margins Best Books for Teens literary award. The In the Margins Committee seeks books by, for and about kids living in the margins. They strive to find the best books for teens living in poverty, on the streets, in custody - or a cycle of all three. 

"I don't plan on getting in any trouble."

Tamara had thought that when she got out of juvie, things would be easier. But before long, it seems like her life is spiraling into chaos.

If she can't prove to her probation officer that she is innocent of the allegations against her, she's going back to prison, and Tamara just can't let that happen.

-For me, a sign of a good book is that it is a quick read, holds my interest front to back and I like the characters. This book met the mark on all three of those characteristics.

-A slimy villain, an eager-to-please side-kick and a heroine who simply wants to move on from her past make for an intriguing tale, indeed! 

-A realistic and beautiful story filled with suspense, heartbreaking friendship and loyalty that will keep you reading until the very end.


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  • addiction
  • choices
  • delinquent
  • drugs
  • foster
  • friendship
  • murder
  • parole
  • peer
  • pressure
  • probation
  • psychosis
  • wattys2016
beardedriptide beardedriptide Jun 15, 2017
im super excited for this story. all ive read by pd is the between the cracks books, i love those and am hoping to also love you
braceblessing braceblessing Jul 15, 2017
So not to sugar coat anything they saying more BLACK kids are found in foster care than WHITE kids and they are put with WHITE foster parent's
CaptainFoodLover CaptainFoodLover Nov 16, 2017
Omg I remember reading this way back when and today I got an email from this website that I use frequently to read called Instafreebie and I saw this story on it and was so excited to see u published the book!
xChimichangaQueenx xChimichangaQueenx Aug 13, 2017
                              SUCH FUNNNN!!!
madinlust madinlust Jun 23, 2017
This family kinds gives me a bad vibe not the kids... But the parents they seem too... I don't know fake. It's just a gut feeling but I'm not exactly an optimist so I could he wrong
Corpsies Corpsies Sep 04, 2016
Literally me whenever I'm in my first period of school and the teachers like 'penelope?' and I'm like 'here' rlly quiet and hoarse and no1 heard me so she looked up at me with my hand in the air lmao. I have throat problems...