By Gennifer Choldenko
This present day I moved to a twelve-acre rock coated with cement, crowned with chook turd and surrounded by means of water. I'm now not the single child who lives right here. There's my sister, Natalie, other than she doesn't count number. And there are twenty-three different teenagers who live to tell the tale the island simply because their dads paintings as guards or cook's or medical professionals or electricians for the felony, like my dad does. Plus, there are a ton of murderers, rapists, hit males, con males, stickup males, embezzlers, connivers, burglars, kidnappers and perhaps even an blameless guy or , although I doubt it. The convicts now we have are the type different prisons don't wish. I by no means knew prisons may be choosy, yet i assume they could. You get to Alcatraz by way of being the worst of the worst. until you're me. I got here right here simply because my mom acknowledged I needed to.
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