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category: Children's Fiction
published: Jul 2013
publisher: Ronsdale Press


by Ann Walsh

tagged: adolescence

Sixteen-year-old Darrah is in trouble. She lost her temper and, as a result, Mrs. Johnson, was hurt. Now her parents want her to go to something called a "Restorative Justice" circle that the RCMP suggested. Darrah has to face her parents, Mrs. Johnson, a policewoman, and a "facilitator" who all sit in a circle and decide on Darrah's "sanctions." Sanctions aren't punishments, the facilitator tells her. At first Darrah doesn't believe this-helping Mrs. Johnson two afternoons a week feelslike punishment. But then Darrah realizes that she likes helping the older woman, especially when Mrs. Johnson teaches Darrah how to cook and bake (her recipes are included in the book). It turns out, however, that Mrs. Johnson is hiding a secret. . .

About the Author

Ann Walsh is the author of several novels for young readers, including Horse Power and Flower Power in the Orca Currents line. She also writes poetry, short stories and articles for adults. Ann's work has appeared in Canadian Living, been heard on CBC and printed in journals and magazines around the world. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Contributor Notes

Ann Walsh is the author of many books for younger readers, including Your Time, My Time; Shabash! and The Barkerville Mystery Series, set during BC's gold rush. She also writes short stories, poetry and creative non-fiction pieces for adults, has compiled and edited three anthologies and is a facilitator with The Williams Lake Community Council for Restorative Justice. She lives in Williams Lake, BC, and spends part of the year in Victoria.

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