by Mary O'Connell
I have a weakness for punk rock and a love for awesome book covers so with those two combined, I'm ready and willing to buy this book ASAP but I've learned over time to hold out on visiting The Book Depository until a few reviews come in. No matter how good a summary/cover looks, it can still turn out terrible and I'm hoping this one doesn't fall into the norm.
November 8th 2011 by Delacorte Press
Sandinista Jones is a high school senior with a punk rock name and a broken heart. The death of her single mother has left Sandinista alone in the world, subject to the random vulnerability of everyday life. When the school system lets her down, her grief and instability intensify, and she ponders a violent act of revenge.
Still, in the midst of her crisis, she gets a job at The Pale Circus, a funky vintage clothing shop, and finds friendship and camaraderie with her coworker, a boy struggling with his own secrets.
Even as Sandinista sees the failures of those with power and authority, she's offered the chance to survive through the redemptive power of friendship. Now she must choose between faith and forgiveness or violence and vengeance.