What do you do when you’re too young to be on your own but have no one to turn to? Sixteen-year-old Wreath Willis makes a list: Find a place to live. Buy cheap food. Finish high school. Get a job. Go to college. Now she’s finishing high school by day and squatting in a junkyard by night, flying below the authorities’ radar while she makes a few awkward friends and searches for an illusory “good life.” But when a teacher grows too suspicious, Wreath is afraid she’ll have to move on before she graduates. Could it be this was a good life
Wreath was actually a surprise find at the local Dollar General store and because no matter where I go if I see they have a book selection I check it not matter how big or small.
So it was a pleasant surprise to come across a book that caught my interest and held it through the entire book.
Wreath is a girl who has to fight for everything she gets, including her own survival. In a world where it seems like mot of the young people are use to being handed every single thing, this girl finds herself living in a junkyard about to enter her senior year with little to no money and no job in a town she has been to only once as a child.
It was very realistic, her struggles and the sheer stubborn strength of will that kept her going. Having spent months on the streets in her type of situation it was easy to relate and understand some of the fear that most people don't think of that come with finding yourself homeless and alone.
This is a book I think every Teen should read and an inspiration to everyone to never give up and always try to find new goals once you accomplish one's you have already set for yourself.