The Things We Can Live For

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
Little six-year-old Maxine's story takes the reader through her horrible life with her drunken father and the loneliness of school.


((Rated the way it is for language and explicit content.))

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The Things We Can Live For

Submitted: December 09, 2013

Little six-year-old Maxine's story takes the reader through her horrible life with her drunken father and the loneliness of school.


((Rated the way it is for language and explicit content.)) Read Chapter

Keeping It Quiet

Submitted: January 26, 2014

Sometimes Kathryn and I play games on the way to school. We walk on the side walk and try not to step on any cracks. The cracks are snake... Read Chapter

House Arrest

Submitted: January 27, 2014

The next day was Friday. I pulled a different shirt on; leaving the jeans I had slept in on. I watched myself in the mirror. My jeans wer... Read Chapter

Friends?

Submitted: January 30, 2014

On Monday, I started pulling the brown glass out of my skin. It hurt so much; I had to stop because I cried. Tuesday, I could stand. I mo... Read Chapter

The Best

Submitted: February 03, 2014

Everything felt so much better after I told Gabe all the stories in my life. I told him how pretty Mama was, about the brown bottles Da... Read Chapter

Blue

Submitted: February 19, 2014

I didn’t go to school the next day, but I did go visit with Gabe at the park. He looked tired and worn out. Gabe had also brought me ... Read Chapter

Cinnamon and Pancakes

Submitted: March 23, 2014

When I woke, I didn’t open my eyes. My clothes were dry and everything I felt around me—dry. I wiggled my toes… no shoes. I felt th... Read Chapter