We, The Wildflowers
"Their strength and ferocity stem from below the surface where their roots are forever tangled, interwoven in such a way that for the remainder of time they bloom together…"
No one loves them, no one cares about them, no one even sees them until they end up in Mary Rodriguez’s home, an outpost for Sacred Hear’s troubled youth program. It is within these walls that the four teens forge unlikely friendships. They experience the intensity of first loves, share secrets, and suffer losses, vowing to make the world a better place in spite of their personal battles with addiction, depression, loneliness, and abuse. But when the unthinkable happens, those friendships are tested in ways they never could have imagined.
Will they find strength enough to survive or will their bonds be too fractured to heal them yet again?
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JLG Release: Apr 2020
8" x 5 1/4"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes, Language: Strong Language, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use, Violence: Mild Violence, Violence: Mild Violence
Coming of age, Group homes, Foster care, Best friends, Friendship, Conduct of life, Romance, Substance abuse, Trauma, LGBTQ,