Ruby Between the Cracks

      P.D. Workman
Ruby Between the Cracks

If you asked Ruby, she'd tell you she's happy with her life. She's tough and independent and doesn't depend on anyone else. The road that has led her here has not been easy, and she's blocked a lot of it from her memory. But things aren't as rosy as she would have everyone believe.We all have secrets. But at a certain point, they become too big to keep. If you asked Ruby, she'd tell you she's happy with her life. She's tough and independent and doesn't depend on anyone else. The road that has led her here has not been easy, and she's blocked a lot of it from her memory. But things aren't as rosy as she would have everyone believe, and the road ahead of her is filled not only with gangs, drugs, and depression, but other challenges that Ruby hasn't even imagined.Winner of "In The Margins" Top Ten Best Books for Teens Award 2015. Awarded to relevant books for our communities that validate, illuminate and humanize those living in the margins.Praise for RubyYou know it's a great book when you have to keep reminding yourself that the characters are not real people. I really cared about Ruby, and she gave me some bad moments. I desperately hoped her story would have a happy ending. "Ruby" exposes the complex and brutal relationship between mental illness, poverty, and abuse ... a page turner I had to finish "Ruby" really put me through the wringer and I actually had to put it down a few times because I needed to return to reality ... There was no chance I was going to stop reading until I knew how the story ended! ... I seriously can't wait for book two!The Between the Cracks books have been absolutely AMAZING! As soon as I started to read "Ruby", I just had to keep going. I wish I could forget the book Ruby and read it all over again. This book is utterly amazing, I find myself having more empathy for children in these types of situations than ever before. My heart seriously yearns for them. I can't put this book down. Praise for P.D. WorkmanEvery single one of [P.D. Workman's] books has spoken to me in ways no one or almost anything else has. And I have found strength in the books I've read.The way that P.D. Workman writes just flows amazingly and allows the reader to get really invested in a book.

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    Looking Over Your Shoulder

      P.D. Workman
Looking Over Your Shoulder

Just because you're paranoid, that doesn't mean someone isn't out to get you. A victim of late-onset paranoid schizophrenia, Abe is losing his family as well as his mind. In the wake of one of the largest successful jewel heists in history, Abe is certain the jewel thieves are out to get him. But are they really, or is he just losing the battle against his inner demons?Just because you're paranoid, that doesn't mean someone isn't out to get you.Things were going well for Abe. Despite all of his past struggles with mental illness, he was happily married, had three wonderful children, a nice home, and a fantastic consulting business that satisfied his creativity and brought in a good income. But you can never get too comfortable. When Abe becomes a prime suspect in a jewel heist - one of the largest successful jewel heists in history - his schizophrenia becomes unmanageable and everything begins to spiral out of control. Abe's own investigation into the heist has the jewel thieves hot on his tail... but are they really, or is he just losing the battle against his inner demons?"I was drawn in from the first page and couldn't put Looking Over Your Shoulder down . . . [it] kept me guessing and on my toes.""An exciting ride that keeps you guessing right to the end." ". . . a sensitive and uplifting look at one family's efforts to triumph over the adversity of mental illness.”

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    Mito, Medical Kidnap Files #1

      P.D. Workman
Mito, Medical Kidnap Files #1

Gabriel has dealt with mysterious medical issues his whole life. Just when he finally thought that they had all of the answers and he was on the road to good health, he is apprehended by DFS on the grounds of medical neglect.In a tale ripped from the headlines, award-winning author P.D. Workman brings you Gabriel Tate’s discovery of the dark and light sides of human nature in Mito, Medical Kidnap Files #1.Gabriel has dealt with mysterious medical issues his whole life. Just when he finally thought that they had all of the answers and he was on the road to good health, he is apprehended by DFS on the grounds of medical neglect.At first, he thought that he would be back home in a few days, once the misunderstanding was cleared up. But when Renata tells Gabriel her crazy conspiracy theories, Gabriel feels the first pangs of doubt. Is there really a conspiracy? Will he ever be able to get well and go back to his mother, or is he doomed to be another guinea pig for Doctor De Klerk?By the author of Tattooed Teardrops, winner of the Top Fiction award in the 2016 In the Margins Top Ten Best Books for Teens literary award, Mito will open your eyes to a dark secret that the medical community would rather you didn’t know.Praise for Mito, Medical Kidnap Files #1Is it paranoia or reality? Readers will draw their own conclusions, but the question will linger in their minds long after they finish this book. I’m most anxious to see where this story will take us in the sequel, EDS.A phenomenal read! The story line is both exasperating and inspiring. Is it a conspiracy or crazy thoughts? You have to read to the end to know for sure.I thoroughly enjoyed Mito. I didn’t want to put any it down.Praise for P.D. Workman“Every single one of [P.D. Workman’s] books has spoken to me in ways no one or almost anything else has. And I have found strength in the books I’ve read.”“The way that P.D. Workman writes just flows amazingly and allows the reader to get really invested in a book.”“This is one author I certainly will be looking out for, I can’t recommend it enough. A fantastic book.”

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    Deviation, Breaking the Pattern #1

      P.D. Workman
Deviation, Breaking the Pattern #1

Everyone knew that he was a good guy; geeky, responsible, hard-working. Henry has had a lot to deal with in the past. Now, as he should be focusing on his schooling and preparing himself for the future, he is hindered by abuse, the challenge of raising his baby brother while dealing with his mother’s deep depressions, and the return of a ghost from the past Henry has tried his best to forget.“You’re a good kid, Henry.”Everyone knew that he was a good guy; geeky, responsible, hard-working. Henry has had a lot to deal with in the past. Now, as he should be focusing on his schooling and preparing himself for the future, he is hindered by abuse, the challenge of raising his baby brother while dealing with his mother’s deep depressions, and the return of a ghost from the past Henry has tried his best to forget. But it seems that Henry can’t avoid the nastiness of life. As hard as he tries, it’s one more disaster after another as his life spirals out of control. Can Henry escape the darkness, or is he doomed to be consumed by it?'I was caught up in the twists and turns of the plot from the beginning of Deviation and was still surprised at the end.''This book could actually happen. That is what makes it so scary! I am really looking forward to the next book in the series. I am thoroughly intrigued and want to see what happens next.''“Deviation” will play on your emotions and feed your doubts as you follow Henry though his many troubles and trials.'

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