Impossible

  • Pages:128
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:teen mom, drive-by shooting, witness, doing the right thing, violence
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  • Pub Date:02/14/2023
  • Fry Level:3.3
  • Lexile:HL520L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:Z+
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All Seventeen-year-old Jemma wants now is to be a good mom to her baby daughter, Violet. But when she witnesses a violent crime she'll have to choose between keeping her baby or letting a killer walk free.

Jemma's older brother took her in when she needed to get away from her abusive ex-boyfriend, Razor. One night she needs to go out, just for a few minutes, to get diapers and ice cream. On her way back, she witnesses the drive-by shooting of a kid, Kwame, who lives in the same building. The driver is Razor. Jemma is terrified. If she tells anyone what she saw, they'll know she left her baby alone and she might lose custody. But if she doesn't, Kwame's killer will go free. Razor convinces Jemma to make a deal to save her life, but Jemma isn't sure she can live with the consequences.

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