Right Behind You by Gail Giles

rightbehindyouKip McFarland was nine what it happened. He and his dad lived in Alaska at the time. He had lost his mother in April of that year.

That night his dad and Aunt Jemma were fighting about what to do with Kip. Maybe it was because of all the bottled up feelings. The anger. The pain. Here is what happened:

Read pp. 11-13.

After that night, Kip was catatonic because of the shock. When he came out of it, he was moved to “the state mental ward for dangerous juvenile offenders. ” Now, after four years, his doctor says it’s time for Kip (whose name is now Wade) to be released back into the world.

A new name and a new chance. But how do you start over when you’ve done something so horrible?



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