Book Reviews of Sketches

Sketches
Sketches
Author: Eric Walters
ISBN-13: 9780670062942
ISBN-10: 0670062944
Publication Date: 3/13/2008
Pages: 232
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
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5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Book Type: Hardcover
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Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com

SKETCHES is about three teens living on the streets. Dana, Brent, and Ashley each have their own personal demons. Those demons drove them away from their families and onto the city streets.

Sexual abuse at the hands of her mother's second husband caused Dana to begin acting out in school and at home. When her mother didn't pick up on the clues, Dana decided the only answer was to leave. Fortunately, Brent and Ashley, experienced street kids, were there to pick up the pieces. Brent has issues that forced him to leave home hoping to find some answers, and Ashley's mother, an exotic dancer, acted more like a sister than a mother. Together these three panhandle and squeegee car windows, hoping to earn enough money to eat and occasionally sleep somewhere with shower facilities.

Things begin to look up when Dana stumbles across a place called Sketches. It is an organization with the goal of providing a creative outlet for street kids. Dana's artistic talents shine through some random graffiti work, and she is noticed by one of the counselors at Sketches. The place offers food and good, solid advice, as well as art supplies and a safe place to create. Once Dana and her two friends get involved at Sketches, they see the possibility of improving their lives.

Rich with details about life on the streets, SKETCHES is an emotional story of desperate kids taking action to regain control of their shattered lives. Eric Walters includes both the harsh reality of homeless living and just the right amount of hope to make SKETCHES a book that will speak to teens everywhere.
reviewed Sketches on + 7145 more book reviews
Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com

SKETCHES is about three teens living on the streets. Dana, Brent, and Ashley each have their own personal demons. Those demons drove them away from their families and onto the city streets.

Sexual abuse at the hands of her mother's second husband caused Dana to begin acting out in school and at home. When her mother didn't pick up on the clues, Dana decided the only answer was to leave. Fortunately, Brent and Ashley, experienced street kids, were there to pick up the pieces. Brent has issues that forced him to leave home hoping to find some answers, and Ashley's mother, an exotic dancer, acted more like a sister than a mother. Together these three panhandle and squeegee car windows, hoping to earn enough money to eat and occasionally sleep somewhere with shower facilities.

Things begin to look up when Dana stumbles across a place called Sketches. It is an organization with the goal of providing a creative outlet for street kids. Dana's artistic talents shine through some random graffiti work, and she is noticed by one of the counselors at Sketches. The place offers food and good, solid advice, as well as art supplies and a safe place to create. Once Dana and her two friends get involved at Sketches, they see the possibility of improving their lives.

Rich with details about life on the streets, SKETCHES is an emotional story of desperate kids taking action to regain control of their shattered lives. Eric Walters includes both the harsh reality of homeless living and just the right amount of hope to make SKETCHES a book that will speak to teens everywhere.