Sandinista Jones is a high school senior with a punk rock name and a broken heart. The death of her single mother has left Sandinista alone in the world, subject to the random vulnerability of everyday life. When the school system lets her down, her grief and instability intensify, and she ponders a violent act of revenge.
Still, in the midst of her crisis, she gets a job at The Pale
Circus, a funky vintage clothing shop, and finds friendship and
camaraderie with her coworker, a boy struggling with his own secrets.
Even as Sandinista sees the failures of those with power and
authority, she's offered the chance to survive through the redemptive
power of friendship. Now she must choose between faith and forgiveness
or violence and vengeance.
Want to Read Wednesday, I'll be spotlighting books I want to read,
whether they've been out for 10 years or won't be
released for another 10 months.