FamilyBook - 2011
In the 1960s, seventeen-year-old Melinda leaves an abusive home for San Francisco, meets the charismatic Henry, and follows him to his desert commune where sex and drugs are free, but soon his "family" becomes violent against rich and powerful people and she is compelled to join in. Told in episodic verse, [this] is a fictionalized exploration of cult dynamics, loosely based on the Manson Family murders of 1969.
Publisher: New York : Egmont USA, c2011
Branch Call Number: FICTION OSTOW
Characteristics: 376 p. ; 22 cm