The Panopticon, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Fifteen-year old Anais Hendricks is smart, funny and fierce, but she is also a child who has been let down, or worse, by just about every adult she has ever met.

Sitting in the back of a police car, she finds herself headed for the Panopticon, a home for chronic young offenders where the social workers are as suspicious as its residents.

But Anais can't remember the events that have led her there, or why she has blood on her school uniform...


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A young woman with problems, where blood on her clothing and a policewoman she has harassed before is unconconscious and might die, is brought to a unit for persistent offenders and there are questions about what is going to happen to her next. She has never had a solidity in her life, never had people she can depend on since her mother died. The system seems to be a monolith that watches and judges and she's probably right. She has drug addiction problems probably very justified in her attempt to cope with living and an active imagination about life and what's happening around her.It's an interesting read, not really my kind of read but I'm glad my friend recommended it.