Jump At The Sun Books
Disney Book Group

August 2009

$7.99 US

266p pb

ISBN: 978-1423106920

fp April 2008

The Death of Jayson Porter

Jaime Adoff

from the book...

Sixteen-year-old Jayson Porter wants to believe things will get better. But the harsh realities of his life never seem to change. Living in the inland-Florida projects with his abusive mother, he tries unsuccessfully to fit in at his predominately white school, while struggling to maintain even a thread of a relationship with his drug-addicted father. As the pressure mounts, there’s only one thing Jayson feels he has control over -- the choice of whether to live or die.

In this powerful, gripping novel, Coretta Scott King Award–winning author Jaime Adoff explores the harsh reality of a teenager’s life, giving hope even in the bleakest of hours.

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