Catherine Barter
When she was three, Alena's activist mother died. She's been raised by her half-brother and his boyfriend in East London, which is being targeted by a lone bomber. Alena desperately wants to know about her mother, but her brother won't tell her anything.Alena's played by the rules all her life, but that's over. When she starts digging up information herself and does something that costs her brother his job and puts the family in jeopardy, Alena discovers she can be a troublemaker—just like her mother.Now she must figure out what sort of trouble she's willing to get into to find out the truth.

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  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Troublemakers is about a girl named Alena. Alena never knew her mother because she died when Alena was three. Alena now lives with her half-brother and his boyfriend. Alena has been wondering about her mother for years, but suddenly her urge is getting stronger and stronger. She NEEDS to know more about her mom.

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