Young Joon’s parents died tragically and she was put into the foster care system. Nothing could have prepared her for the cruelty and brutality she would be subjected to over the next four years…Never Be Alone by Paige Dearth
Young Joon’s parents died tragically. Homelessness is her only option. “My heart was broken, my faith in humanity was lost and found all in the course of one book.” – Carolyn NetGalley
Joon had a good life with her parents–she was loved and cared for the way all eight-year-olds should be. Then, one horrible day, her parents died, and she was put into the foster care system.
When Joon is placed with a single mother, Aron, and her two sons, nothing could have prepared her for the cruelty and brutality she would be subjected to over the next four years. When things escalate and her foster brother Deen threatens her, Joon takes to the streets to escape the viciousness of her foster family and start her life over.
On the streets, Joon finally finds comfort with a group of homeless teenagers. But things are never what they seem, and there is always a price to pay for safety on the streets. NEVER BE ALONE is a story of homelessness but hopefulness, as Joon’s relentless determination eventually helps her find her place in the world and make a difference.
**WARNING**18+ Readers Only. Graphic content and subject matter.
“Haunting … people on the street will be different. Your heart will hurt, but this book will change you.” – Shannon NetGalley
“Joon goes from one nightmare to the next but keeping her soul good is a masterclass in storytelling. Dearth’s style is like a street VC Andrews with all the drama. Her characters are well drawn and deeply felt. When I close my eyes, I can see them vividly emerge from the darkness.” – The Literary License Podcast