Dead Inside: They Tried to Break Me. This Is the True Story of How I Survived. Cyndy Etler

Dead Inside: They Tried to Break Me. This Is the True Story of How I Survived.

Author: Cyndy Etler
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Book Title
Dead Inside: They Tried to Break Me. This Is the True Story of How I Survived.
Author
Cyndy Etler
ISBN
9781492652793
This fast-paced memoir that New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins called "Compelling. Scary. Totally real" gives readers a glimpse into the unbelievable reality of a young girl's 16 months in the notorious "tough love" program the ACLU called "a concentration camp for throwaway kids."I never was a badass. Or a slut, a junkie, or a stoner, like they told me I was. I was just a kid looking for something good, something that felt like love. I was a wannabe in a Levi's jean jacket. Anybody could see that. Except my mother. And the staff at Straight.I was thirteen when I ran away from my abusive home. After a month in a shelter for kids--the best month of my childhood--my mother heard about Princess Di and First Lady Nancy Reagan's visit to this place that was working miracles with troubled teens. Straight Inc., it was called.Straight described itself as a drug rehab, a "direction for youth." Strictly false advertising. An accurate description came from the ACLU, which called it "A concentration camp for throwaway teens." Inside the windowless warehouse, Straight used bizarre and intimidating methods to "treat" us; to turn us into the type of kids our parents wanted. The Dead Inside takes readers behind Straight's closed doors, illustrating why the program was eventually investigated, sued, and closed down for abusing children."Raw and absorbing, Etler's voice captivates"--Kirkus Reviews "[An] unnerving and heartrending memoir..."--Publishers Weekly "Etler weaves her story with conviction, self-deprecating humor, and hard facts"--Booklist"This is a memoir unlike anything else on the shelves today"--Germ MagazineBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Cyndy EtlerPublisher: Sourcebooks FirePublished: 03/06/2018ISBN: 9781492652793Pages: 320Weight: 0.65lbsSize: 8.20h x 5.50w x 1.00dAccelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 192056 / Dead Inside: A True Story/Straightling: A MemoirReading Level: 4.6 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 9

This fast-paced memoir that New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins called "Compelling. Scary. Totally real" gives readers a glimpse into the unbelievable reality of a young girl's 16 months in the notorious "tough love" program the ACLU called "a concentration camp for throwaway kids."

I never was a badass. Or a slut, a junkie, or a stoner, like they told me I was. I was just a kid looking for something good, something that felt like love. I was a wannabe in a Levi's jean jacket. Anybody could see that. Except my mother. And the staff at Straight.

I was thirteen when I ran away from my abusive home. After a month in a shelter for kids--the best month of my childhood--my mother heard about Princess Di and First Lady Nancy Reagan's visit to this place that was working miracles with troubled teens. Straight Inc., it was called.

Straight described itself as a drug rehab, a "direction for youth." Strictly false advertising. An accurate description came from the ACLU, which called it "A concentration camp for throwaway teens." Inside the windowless warehouse, Straight used bizarre and intimidating methods to "treat" us; to turn us into the type of kids our parents wanted. The Dead Inside takes readers behind Straight's closed doors, illustrating why the program was eventually investigated, sued, and closed down for abusing children.

"Raw and absorbing, Etler's voice captivates"--Kirkus Reviews

"[An] unnerving and heartrending memoir..."--Publishers Weekly

"Etler weaves her story with conviction, self-deprecating humor, and hard facts"--Booklist

"This is a memoir unlike anything else on the shelves today"--Germ Magazine



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Cyndy Etler
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Published: 03/06/2018
ISBN: 9781492652793
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.50w x 1.00d
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 192056 / Dead Inside: A True Story/Straightling: A Memoir
Reading Level: 4.6 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 9

This fast-paced memoir that New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins called "Compelling. Scary. Totally real" gives readers a glimpse into the unbelievable reality of a young girl's 16 months in the notorious "tough love" program the ACLU called "a concentration camp for throwaway kids."

I never was a badass. Or a slut, a junkie, or a stoner, like they told me I was. I was just a kid looking for something good, something that felt like love. I was a wannabe in a Levi's jean jacket. Anybody could see that. Except my mother. And the staff at Straight.

I was thirteen when I ran away from my abusive home. After a month in a shelter for kids--the best month of my childhood--my mother heard about Princess Di and First Lady Nancy Reagan's visit to this place that was working miracles with troubled teens. Straight Inc., it was called.

Straight described itself as a drug rehab, a "direction for youth." Strictly false advertising. An accurate description came from the ACLU, which called it "A concentration camp for throwaway teens." Inside the windowless warehouse, Straight used bizarre and intimidating methods to "treat" us; to turn us into the type of kids our parents wanted. The Dead Inside takes readers behind Straight's closed doors, illustrating why the program was eventually investigated, sued, and closed down for abusing children.

"Raw and absorbing, Etler's voice captivates"--Kirkus Reviews

"[An] unnerving and heartrending memoir..."--Publishers Weekly

"Etler weaves her story with conviction, self-deprecating humor, and hard facts"--Booklist

"This is a memoir unlike anything else on the shelves today"--Germ Magazine



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Cyndy Etler
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Published: 03/06/2018
ISBN: 9781492652793
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.50w x 1.00d
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 192056 / Dead Inside: A True Story/Straightling: A Memoir
Reading Level: 4.6 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 9