The Death of Jayson Porter

By Jaime Adoff

Added May 6, 2009

Sixteen-year-old Jayson Porter wants to believe things will get better. But the harsh realities of his life never seem to change. Living in the inland Florida projects with his abusive mother, he tries unsuccessfully to fit in at his predominately white school, and struggles to maintain even a thread of a relationship with his drug addicted father. As the pressure mounts, there’s only one thing that Jayson feels he has control over—the choice of whether to live or die. In this powerful, gripping novel, Coretta Scott King Award–winning author Jaime Adoff explores the gritty reality of a teenager’s life, finding hope even in the bleakest of hours. Visit Jamie Adoff’s official website. Book jacket image and book description courtesy Hachette Books.

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