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ISBN13: 9780805077902
ISBN10: 0805077901
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My fingers search the cardboard container, but I’ve finished the fries. I squirt ketchup on my fingers and lick it off. I’m never full. I think it was one of the reasons I had to leave, or, rather, my mother kicked me out. Jenna’s a runaway, but I’m a throwaway. Tossed out. Like garbage.

Keep your wits about you. Check your back.

Do what it takes to survive on the streets.

Dylan is living on the streets not through any choice of his own, unlike some of the teenagers he meets in the same situation. He’s been cut loose by his unstable mother, and lost most contact with his two younger brothers. He has nothing but his backpack stuffed with a few precious belongings and the homeless kids he meets. At least he has his theories. No one can take those away from him. Like how every fourth person throws him spare change; how no one does anything for anyone without a price; and how he just might be able to find a place in this complicated world.

Disturbing, gritty, painful, hopeful—this is a story of a sixteen-year-old determined to survive against all odds.

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Dylan is living on the streets, not through any choice of his own; he's been cut loose by his unstable mother, and lost most contact with his two younger brothers. Disturbing, gritty, painful, hopeful--this is a story of a 16-year-old determined to survive against all odds.

About the Author

Barbara Haworth-Attard is the author of many novels for young adults. About this book, Ms. Haworth-Attard says, “One morning I was walking past a storefront downtown and a boy, pale faced, eyes sporting purple rings of exhaustion, mumbled, ‘Do you have any change?’ From that moment, Dylan’s story began to take shape, a story of survival on any street in any city in the world.” Ms. Haworth-Attard lives in Canada.

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jodychinfitzy, January 9, 2007 (view all comments by jodychinfitzy)
I really like this book alot because I have never placed myself in the shoe of an homeless individual and i look at life in a different way now. No matter how bad you may think you have it someone out there has it worst than you. The novel to me is down to earth. I have a hard time reading a book and this one has me on lock down. I just want to say to Miss or Mrs.Attard that your book is this best!!!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780805077902
Author:
Haworth Attard, Barb
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Author:
Haworth-Attard, Barbara
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Situations - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Street life
Subject:
Situations / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Social Issues - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Subject:
Social Issues/Emotions
Subject:
Feelings
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues/Homelessness
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Social Issues/Physical
Subject:
Emotional Abuse (see also Social Issues/Sexual Abuse)
Subject:
Social Issues - Runaways
Subject:
Social Issues/Self-Esteem
Subject:
Self-reliance
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Social Issues/Physical & Emotional Abuse (see also Social Issues/Sexual Abuse)
Subject:
Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date:
20050901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
1 in.
Age Level:
from 12 up to 17

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"Synopsis" by , Dylan is living on the streets, not through any choice of his own; he's been cut loose by his unstable mother, and lost most contact with his two younger brothers. Disturbing, gritty, painful, hopeful--this is a story of a 16-year-old determined to survive against all odds.
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