Raven is a deeply disturbed teenager, who, after witnessing the death of his mother, is placed in foster care. The Russells do their best to earn his trust, but only. Buy a cheap copy of From Where I Stand book by Tabitha Suzuma. Raven is a deeply disturbed teenager, who, after witnessing the death of his mother. From Where I Stand by Tabitha Suzuma – book cover, description, publication history.

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Jackie and Dan are very caring and persevering, even when they have trouble understanding Raven. What would it be like to fall all that way? Raven is fourteen years old and arrives at his new foster home.

From Where I Stand

His mother was murdered, Raven knows who the murderer was and he’s going to do something about it. The story was inspired by her sixteen-year-old brother Shin, a fantastic pianist and talented beatboxerand her sister Thalia who has suffered from depression. Recommended to me by Sian Moriaty in my class. Oct 24, Charles rated it liked it. Overall a decent book for a quick read. There’s a simple answer- Suzuma’s writing is gripping and fluid.

Aug 13, Nick rated it really liked it.

From Where I Stand by Tabitha Suzuma

Determined to track his mother’s killer, he enlists the help of Lotte, the only friend he makes at school. P It’s a short book but a great read and anyone over 13 will really enjoy it: The tears in Raven’s eyes kaleidoscoped the lights from the street below. Everything is falling apart and, ultimately, there is only one, final way out. Although, these tweaks may then again take some of the reality away from the story, so maybe i’m wrong.


She continued her education through distance learning and went on to study French Literature at King’s College London. This novel was written well obviously because Tabitha Susuma wrote it.

It is so different to other books that I and others have read. One difficulty i’d have with this book, is deciding on its suitable age range. Published in six different languages, this is her most controversial and heart-breaking novel to date.

May 26, Emma Louise rated it liked it Shelves: Aug 13, Lala rated it it was amazing. Not the characters, not the twists, not the storyline. When he starts his new school the school bullies do what ever they can to make Ravens life a living hell.

This review was originally posted at Fluttering Butterflies Tabitha Suzuma writes some really powerful books. Looking for beautiful books?

She dripped a little of the real Raven tabiths by bit. Why does this always happen? My kind of story completely. And has happened to countless other kids and teens. However, she hated school and would sit at the back of the class and write stories, which she got away with because her teachers thought she was taking notes.

The only bad thing about this book is that it ended This gave her time to write her next four novels: He did the right thing, suspension be damned.

Yes a lot of troubled children self harm because they need to find a release of emotions.

Which in itself, is a compliment. I first came across her name when Forbidden was published. As a portrait of a damaged adolescent struggling with his mental health, Frlm found it sensitive, powerful and heartrending.

He leaned across the roof, stretching out his arm. I thought the whole book was a remarkable achievement, and there are a whole bunch of adult writers in this popular psychological thriller market who could learn a lesson or two from it. I got really angry at times within this story, because I loathe bullies. This is szuma that I myself can relate and connect to. Shortlisted for the Catalyst book award. The moment when Raven ran outside the house because he overheard his foster parents talking about him and his foster mum saying how exhausting it is for her to try so hard to integrate Raven into the family and nothing coming back from him, and that she first expected for them a small foster kid to play with Ella, was heartbreaking.


He did the exact right thing. What are you staring at?

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It takes away the pain. Aged fourteen, Tabitha left school against her parents’ wishes. Stacie rated it liked it. Despite being bullied at his new school and being befriended by Lotte, a girl in his class, all Raven really wants to do is gather some evidence in order to prove guilty the person he knows killed his mother. What a lovely heartwarming and sometimes intense story with characters whete jump off the page!

One other thing that I liked about this book was that it portrayed school the way it actually is. A Store at War Joanna Toye.

The Best Books of It even had the same kind of questions that Raven was wondering about falling. They were scared shitless.