The Samaritan's Patient
Chevron Ross, author
Seventeen-year-old Paige Abernathy awakens from a severe beating to find that everyone seems to hate her. She has only flashes of memory until a grieving parent attacks her in her hospital room. After recovering, Paige blames herself for a wave of teenage suicides. She embarks on a journey of penance that includes life in a homeless shelter, a job with a kindly businessman, and an 800-mile trek across Texas to atone for a disaster borne of good intentions. The Samaritan's Patient is a thought-provoking novel for teens and young adults trying to navigate the treacherous waters of social media.