In this book we are reintroduced (or for some introduced for the first time), to Jewel. She talks about her childhood in Alaska. She talks about being raised by a single Father from the age of eight, in an Alaskan homestead without running water or electricity. She points out too that though her Mom left her Dad never spoke a bad word about her.
Jewel goes on to talk about earning enough money to pay for her ticket to go to Hawaii where she’d live with her Dads sister, but she quickly learned Hawaii wasn’t always the paradise she thought it would be.
After a semester in Hawaii Jewel goes back to Alaska where she goes to live with her Mother, and attends an alternative school.
Later shed move again to a neighborhood where the only house standing on the block was there’s and it would be there she saw a bum die.
Never Broken allows us to better to know Jewel, in this book we can celebrate her triumphs with her, and grieve her loses.
I give Never Broken five out of five stars.