Because It Is My Blood

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Forgive me, I wanted to say to him, I knew I would hurt you and I did it anyway.

Will Anya Balanchine ever be able to outrun her past? 

Since her release from Liberty Children’s Facility, Anya Balanchine is determined to follow the straight and narrow. Unfortunately, her criminal record is making it hard for her to do that. No high school wants her with a weapons charge on her rap sheet. Plus, all the people in her life have moved on: Natty has skipped two grades at Holy Trinity, Scarlet and Gable seem closer than ever, and even Win is in a new relationship. But when old friends return demanding that certain debts be paid, Anya is thrown right back into the criminal world that she had been determined to escape. It’s a journey that will take her across the ocean and straight into the heart of the birthplace of chocolate where her resolve—and her heart—will be tested as never before.

A Selection of the Junior Library Guild

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Also available in audiobook. Read by Ilyana Kadushin.

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