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The Resource Dead Inside

Dead Inside

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Dead Inside
Title
Dead Inside
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Summary
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
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Etler, Cyndy
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Entertainment
  • Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Performing Arts
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Dead Inside
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OVERDRIVE:e334b0e2-cc09-4c39-a917-77361563fb73
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781492635741
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Dead Inside
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e334b0e2-cc09-4c39-a917-77361563fb73
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781492635741
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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