Conviction, by Kelly Loy Gilbert
Woof. Conviction is a TOUGH book. It’s a courtroom drama, a mystery, a coming-of-age tale, and a story about family. It’s about brothers, about fathers and sons, about patterns repeating themselves over time. About how we push people away when we most need their support, about how a lack of self-worth can be contagious; about how desperation and pain can lead to psychological abuse and violence, about how emotionally confusing abuse can be, about how NOT AT ALL SIMPLE it is.