Raven is a deeply disturbed teenager, who, after witnessing the death of his mother, is placed in foster care. The Russells do their best to earn his trust, but only. Buy a cheap copy of From Where I Stand book by Tabitha Suzuma. Raven is a deeply disturbed teenager, who, after witnessing the death of his mother. From Where I Stand by Tabitha Suzuma – book cover, description, publication history.
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R aven is a deeply disturbed teenager, who, after witnessing the death of his mother, is placed in foster care. The Russells do their best to earn his trust, but only little Ella manages to get through to him.
Whrre, at school, bullies are making his life a living hell. An unexpected companion comes in the form of Lotte, a classmate bored by her ‘ordinary’ friends. Together, they track down Raven’s mum’s killer, with the goal of exposing him to the police.
But their carefully crafted plan goes dangerously wrong and suddenly nothing is as it seems. Everything is falling apart and, ultimately, there is only one, final way out. Traumatised by seeing his mother die, Raven is now faced with a foster family and a new school where he is continually bullied. Determined to track his mother’s killer, he enlists the help of Lotte, the only friend he makes at school.
We care about Raven, feel for his suffering and are drawn into a narrative that culminates in a major twist of the whole story. Shortlisted for the Catalyst book award.
Nominated for the waterstones Prize Nominated for the Carnegie Medal. They were scared shitless. All the teachers know that Kyle and Brett are bullies. And everyone who saw the fight will say that Kyle and Brett started it. Raven stared at the opposite wall. Lotte came to sit on one of the crates and looked at him, leaning against the wall, his legs stretched out in front of him, his penknife in his hand.
Her eyes suddenly locked onto the penknife. Lotte got up and knelt down on the floorboards beside him.
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Before he had time to move away, she grabbed his arm and pushed up his blood-flecked sleeve, staring down at the bloody array of cuts across the inside of his arm. Lotte sat back on her heels, her eyes wide.
Raven angrily yanked down his sleeve. He closed his eyes and let his head fall back against the wall. If I hurt myself, I dazuma worse.
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If I hurt myself badly, I just want to cry. It takes away the pain. Because of how much you hate Steve? She moved over to sit beside him against the wall. Their arms were almost touching, but not quite. Side by side, they stared straight ahead into the darkness.
Before you came along I had no one to talk to. And my so-called friends all bored me to death. And I bet Jackie and Dan really care about you too. Lotte shuddered suddenly and pulled her knees up under her school coat.