for At Risk by Jacqueline Guest
Edgy and suspenseful young adult fiction that explores topics teens want to read about.
Tia is spending the summer working at a special ranch designed to "scare straight" at-risk youth. She tries to bond with Sage, a street kid who has been given one last chance to get her life together. But Sage resists Tia's overtures, and when money goes missing, all fingers point to the troubled teen. At Risk combines a satisfying mystery plot with a sympathetic portrayal of teens grappling with dark pasts and uncertain futures. [Fry Reading Levels - 4.6]