Sunday, July 13, 2008
The Forthcoming: Julia Press Simmons - Strawberry Mansion
Julia Press Simmons
Tabitha Williams, nineteen, doubles as a punching bag every
time her boyfriend drinks one too many. When she stabs him
and flees to her mother’s house with her three-year-old
daughter, she thinks it’s finally over. Unfortunately, the drama
has just begun! “Will she find the courage to leave him for good?
And will he let her?”
Lisa Perkins, seventeen, is the “strong one,” or at least that’s
what Tabitha and Shanice think. However, this couldn’t be
further from the truth. When she leaves her home after her
mother refuses to believe that her stepfather has raped and
impregnated her, she thinks that distance will solve everything.
She finds that she couldn’t be more wrong.
Shanice Thomas, fourteen, is giving teenage rebellion a whole
new meaning. Her mother recently found Christ, and the party
that was Shanice’s life is apparently over. Thrust into situations
she isn’t equipped to handle, Shanice suddenly finds herself
learning painful new lessons about the consequences of
Strawberry Mansion: A Philadelphia Story is fierce fiction
peppered with urban grit! It not only explores the girls’ struggles
in vivid detail, it highlights their loyalty, love, and kindness for
each other! You won’t be able to put this book down!
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