The Fall of Innocence by Jenny Torres Sanchez

The Fall of Innocence by Jenny Torres SanchezGr. 9-12  In third grade, Emelia DeJesus was the victim of a violent attack and left for dead. Now, at the age of 16, she still grapples with the trauma she experienced. She tries to be “normal” when she’s with her boyfriend, but her protective mother hovers and worries so much that Emelia feels she can never be free. Only her older brother, Tomás, provides a refuge in her life. When word unexpectedly arrives that the boy Emelia identified as her attacker is to be released because the real perpetrator surfaced and confessed, Emelia’s world is upended again. [Read More]