Series Name: Gravel Road: Award-Winning Realistic Teen Fiction
Theme: Hi-Lo, Suicide, depression, homosexuality
Themes: Suicide and Depression
Gabby Herrera is not like her perfect sister, Celia--straight-A student, obedient, responsible. Her parents don't get it. They don't get her C-average report card. Her love for basketball.
"The three of them think anything is possible if you just try hard enough. Well, I've tried. It's not possible."
She can't be who she is unless she is just like them. And if she's not like them, she's not a real person. She's a broken person. A broken Herrera. And that is unacceptable.
Correlated to State and Common Core Standards
Grade Level: 9 to 12
Approximate Grade-Level Equivalent for Series:1.6 to 3.5
Lexile Level: HL340L