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Juvie by Steve Watkins. 320 p. Candlewick Press, October, 2013. 9780763655099.
First Line(s): My three-year-old Niece, Lulu, sits alone at the kitchen table, eating a frozen waffle. It is early, barely sunrise, the day I have to turn myself into juvie.
Page 56: A minute later, Sunny Blond Girl has her arms deep in the trash, pulling out every Styrofoam box, every Dixie cup, every applesauce container, every Jell-O cup. She feels through the soggy leftovers that spilled out and slid to the bottom of the trash bag. She starts crying. "I know it was right by me. I didn't do anything with it."