Something Like Hope is the story of seventeen year-old Shavonne. She has had it rough…really, really rough. She tells her story and as a reader I came to understand what motivated some of her decisions. She has spent most of her teen years in and out of juvenile detention. With help and a series of unexpected kindnesses she is able to tell the truth and begin to heal. It is a raw story, but one that ends on hope, and affirms that small acts of kindnesses can make a difference.