Never Be Alone
by Paige Dearth
My rating: 5 stars
Publisher: Fiction With Meaning LLC; 1 edition (March 30, 2018)
Publication Date: March 30, 2018
Genre: Child Abuse | Horror
Print Length: 414 pages
Young Joon's parents died, her foster family is dangerous, homelessness is her only option.
Joon had a good life with her parents--she was loved and cared for the way all eight-year-olds should be. Then, one horrible day, her parents died, and she was put into the foster care system.
When Joon is placed with a single mother, Aron, and her two sons, nothing could have prepared her for the cruelty and brutality she would be subjected to over the next four years. When things escalate and her foster brother Deen threatens her, Joon takes to the streets to escape the viciousness of her foster family and start her life over.
On the streets, Joon finally finds comfort with a group of homeless teenagers. But things are never what they seem, and there is always a price to pay for safety on the streets. NEVER BE ALONE is a story of homelessness but hopefulness, as Joon's relentless determination eventually helps her find her place in the world and make a difference.
Never Be Alone by Paige Dearth
We hear about their plight on a regular basis. We donate old clothes and maybe a few dollars to shelters so “someone” can help them out. They are the unwanted, the abused, the children “lost in the system.” Joon may be the story of one girl, but she is also the story of every child who didn’t ask to live through Hell, alone and ignored like a piece of dirt we sweep under the rug.
NEVER BE ALONE by Paige Dearth is another in her repertoire of nightmares in words. Joon’s life will sucker punch you. Her resilience will astound you.
Think about Joon the next time you look down on the homeless, because not all of them are scammers. Think about Joon the next time you complain at the cost of that double latte with an extra shot of whipped cream. It could have been you. Think about giving up one latte a week and donating the money and your time to help these kids out. The benefits will be innumerable.
I received a complimentary copy from Fiction With Meaning, LLC