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The Way Home by George Pelecanos
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Dec 19, 2009

it was amazing
Read in November, 2009

I was impressed with The Way Home.

I was impressed how George Pelecanos plunged into the challenge of taking on a subject far too often ignored in all communities and that subject is how to save our youth after they’ve served time in a juvenile facility.

Pelecanos shows how the prison system fails our children after punishing them, and often punishing them to severely. The system punishes our children then throws them back into the communities that failed them.

In The Way Home we follow four youths and the lives they live and the decisions they make after leaving the juvenile prison system. Pelecanos takes it a step further by telling us how we can help these youth.

The Way Home is a must read.
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