Tessa's DanceBook - 2011
"The fragile bond between Tessa Miyanashatawit, a fifteen-year-old Yakama girl, and mixed-blood psychologist, Dr. Ret Barlow, has begun to heal both of them. However, things fall apart when Tessa is arrested for alcohol abuse. Barlow forces her into treatment, and she vows never to speak to him again ... Barlow may be able to continue helping Tessa- that is, as long as her gang-involved boyfriend, Parker Helah, doesn't succed in scaring him off. Parker and his crew have been running guns for 'Cowboy' Jack Brie, her mother's ex-boyfriend, and Tessa's childhood abuser. Soon Brie reenters Tessa's world, threatening her family, especially her baby half-sister, Ce Ce."--Pg. 4 of cover.
Publisher: Seattle, Washington : Thoughtful Publishing, 2011
Characteristics: 314 pages ; 23 cm