It never fails to amaze me what some people can live through and how resilient kids are, this is true in the book, Facing Demons. I read this book a couple months ago and keep telling myself I need to tell you all about it.
Matthew, Felicity, Jason, and Rebecca all come from completely different walks of life and are all dealing with extremely different circumstances. In Facing Demons, each of them has been given a second chance, both at life and legally, at an isolated beachside rehab center that is getting a second chance itself. Matthew is a homeless teen that fled his war torn country and doesn't think there is anyone interested in helping him. Jason lost his entire family to violence and has adopted a life of violence in retaliation. Felicity's personal demons are the guilt she feels over her brother's death and all that has happened to her since. Finally there is Rebecca, an orphan with a hard life as a foster child that escaped to the streets only to be exploited as a child prostitute.
The lives that these four have led are crazy and sad, but what I liked about Facing Demons was that you got to see them work through all their troubles, which is not always easy. I have never read a novel where teenagers have gone through all of this, and right in front of us, authors always show us the before or after.