By Gennifer Choldenko
This day I moved to a twelve-acre rock coated with cement, crowned with fowl turd and surrounded via water. I'm no longer the single child who lives the following. There's my sister, Natalie, other than she doesn't count number. And there are twenty-three different young children who survive the island simply because their dads paintings as guards or cook's or medical professionals or electricians for the legal, like my dad does. Plus, there are a ton of murderers, rapists, hit males, con males, stickup males, embezzlers, connivers, burglars, kidnappers and even perhaps an blameless guy or , although I doubt it. The convicts we've got are the type different prisons don't wish. I by no means knew prisons should be choosy, yet i assume they could. You get to Alcatraz through being the worst of the worst. except you're me. I got here right here simply because my mom stated I needed to.
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Al Capone Does My Shirts (Tales from Alcatraz, Book 1) by Gennifer Choldenko