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The Death of Jayson Porter

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The Death of Jayson Porter

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, while struggling to maintain even a thread of a relationship with his drug-addicted father. As the pressure mounts, there’s only one thing 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 harsh reality of a teenager’s life, giving hope even in the bleakest of hours.

The Death of Jayson Porter
by Jaimie Adoff

  • Publication Date: August 4, 2009
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
  • ISBN-10: 142310692X
  • ISBN-13: 9781423106920