A Tinfoil Sky by Cyndi Sand-Eveland

By Cyndi Sand-Eveland

Mel and her mom, Cecily, comprehend what it’s wish to stay tough, even if it’s at the streets or within the condominium of an abusive man.When Cecily pronounces that they’ve had sufficient and they are going to move domestic to her mother’s, Mel goals of safeguard, a comfy mattress, and a grandmother’s love appear to be approximately to come back real. yet a few error can't be simply forgiven or erased. Her grandmother isn't really what Mel expects, and although the neighborhood library bargains sanctuary, a true domestic turns out past her grab. Mel’s choice to upward push above what destiny has dealt is ready to alter that.

Cyndi Sand-Eveland’s paintings with homeless adolescence provides her characters an authenticity no reader will disregard. eventually, a narrative of wish and popularity, A Tinfoil Sky is a robust, can’t-putit- down novel.

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This last statement Gladys spoke slowly, as though what she was saying was surely proving a point. Mel wanted to defend Cecily. ” But the words hid inside her. She knew better than to say anything: it was obvious that Cecily was already in enough trouble. Mel asked to use the bathroom, not because she needed to but because she wanted to get up from the table. Gladys motioned her head in the direction of the bathroom door. Mel stood and then set her clothes on her chair. It was uncomfortable being with the three adults all tiptoeing around whatever it was they needed to talk about.

Cecily chose a chocolate-filled croissant. “And one of each to go also,” she told the cashier as she handed her a ten dollar bill. Next door to the bakery was a little market. Cecily went in and bought a jug of milk and a pack of smokes. Mel did the math. Two blueberry muffins cost three dollars, two chocolate croissants cost three or four, one jug of milk costs about two, and cigarettes cost seven dollars. That meant that fifteen or sixteen of their last twenty-some dollars were gone. — They passed the milk back and forth between them as they walked back to the Pinto.

Mel tried to run. Her feet stuck to the floor. She tried to scream – nothing. She woke up to find herself in the car, with Cecily’s hand stroking her hair. She cuddled up to Cecily, who instinctively put one arm around her as she continued to drive. Mel quickly fell back to sleep, maybe for a minute or maybe an hour, but Craig was back again. This time he was ripping out the page about the police, about Mel’s plan to call the police and tell them that Craig was dealing drugs. As Craig ripped the pages, Mel’s dream took a turn.

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