Twitchell writes, “Meila checked the neighborhood before closing her blinds. She was only thirteen, and her father had left to go drinking again. Some nights, like tonight, he came back so drunk that he had to be carried home. Most nights, he would go out to drink for a few hours and then return and would beat her. He was usually home by now. She wished for an escape, had planned many, but each one had been foiled by the time he got home.”
She continues, “She continually watched the dangerous streets hoping for no out of the ordinary activity. Maybe tonight, she can sleep peacefully. She threw her long, wavy black hair over her shoulder. No one had been on the other rooftops tonight or out on the streets. Many had waited on her father to settle debts with him. Meila had been held for ransom more times than she cared to admit. Her father had either found a way to get her out or paid for her.”
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Jakayla Twitchell’s new book invites readers to follow along through the ups and downs of Meila’s journey.
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