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ISBN13: 9780689841705
ISBN10: 0689841701
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Her street name is Maybe.

She lives with a tribe of homeless teens — runaways and throwaways, kids who have no place to go other than the cold city streets, and no family except for one another. Abused, abandoned, and forgotten, they struggle against the cold, hunger, and constant danger.

With the frigid winds of January comes a new girl: Tears, a twelve-year-old whose mother doesn't believe her stepfather abuses her. As the other kids start to disappear — victims of violence, addiction, and exposure — Maybe tries to help Tears get off the streets...if it's not already too late.

Todd Strasser, author of the powerful and disturbing Give a Boy a Gun, again focuses on an important social issue as he tells a thought-provoking, heart-wrenching story of young lives lost to the streets, and of a society that has forgotten how to care.

Review:

"Strasser powerfully lays out the desperate realities of living on the street." Denver Post

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"Gritty and harsh..." VOYA

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"After reading this book, you'll feel as if you spent a few hours in the shoes of a homeless kid." YM

Synopsis:

The author of the powerful Give a Boy a Gun again focuses on an important social issue as he tells a thought-provoking, heart-wrenching story of young lives lost to the streets, and of a society that has forgotten how to care.

Synopsis:

Her street name is Maybe. She lives with a tribe of homeless teens — runaways and throwaways, kids who have no place to go other than the cold city streets, and no family except for one another. Abused, abandoned, and forgotten, they struggle against the cold, hunger, and constant danger.

With the frigid winds of January comes a new girl: Tears, a twelve-year-old whose mother doesn't believe Tears's stepfather abuses her. As the other kids start to disappear — victims of violence, addiction, and exposure — Maybe tries to help Tears get off the streets...if it's not already too late.

About the Author

Todd Strasser has written many award-winning novels, including Boot Camp, Can't Get There from Here, Give a Boy a Gun, How I Changed My Life, and How I Created My Perfect Prom Date, which was adapted for the Fox feature film Drive Me Crazy. He decided to write If I Grow Up after visiting several inner-city schools and reading about the growing problem of gangs. Strasser frequently speaks at schools about the craft of writing and conducts writing workshops for young people. He lives in a suburb of New York City.

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emmejo, January 23, 2010 (view all comments by emmejo)
Maybe has lived on the street for a long time. She and a group of her friends live a day-to-day life; they worry about where to get the next meal from, how to get medicine when they are sick and whether they are going to freeze to death without warm clothes. But when they find a 12 year old girl called Tears, Maybe starts to wonder if maybe they can get off the streets, without giving up their rights to individuality and freedom.

This story is well written, as you read it you find the characters matter to you deeply and when they get hurt, even die from the harsh conditions it will make you sad. When there is some small victory, a meal given kindly, a person you thought gone who turns out to be safe, you will smile. Reading this book is hard at times, because it seems so wrong that these kids and young adults have to live in these harsh conditions. Although I have never been homeless I can well imagine that the events in this book are very true.
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afsocsargesgirl, June 19, 2009 (view all comments by afsocsargesgirl)
I taught this book with my ninth grade students and THEY LOVED IT! I couldn't go anywhere in the school without a student stopping me to talk about the book! This book is FANTASTIC! Students will be engaged and will actually do the assigned reading!
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ciaramizt, June 18, 2008 (view all comments by ciaramizt)
This book was incredible and changed how I look at people who are homeless, especially teens.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689841705
Author:
Strasser, Todd
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Author:
Stadnyk, Greg
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Social Situations - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Social Situations - Runaways
Subject:
Street children
Subject:
Situations / Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Situations / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Subject:
Social Issues - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Social Issues - Runaways
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Homelessness and Poverty
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Publication Date:
September 2005
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7 x 4.19 in 3.745 oz
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 208 pages Simon Pulse - English 9780689841705 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Strasser powerfully lays out the desperate realities of living on the street."
"Review" by , "Gritty and harsh..."
"Review" by , "After reading this book, you'll feel as if you spent a few hours in the shoes of a homeless kid."
"Synopsis" by , The author of the powerful Give a Boy a Gun again focuses on an important social issue as he tells a thought-provoking, heart-wrenching story of young lives lost to the streets, and of a society that has forgotten how to care.
"Synopsis" by , Her street name is Maybe. She lives with a tribe of homeless teens — runaways and throwaways, kids who have no place to go other than the cold city streets, and no family except for one another. Abused, abandoned, and forgotten, they struggle against the cold, hunger, and constant danger.

With the frigid winds of January comes a new girl: Tears, a twelve-year-old whose mother doesn't believe Tears's stepfather abuses her. As the other kids start to disappear — victims of violence, addiction, and exposure — Maybe tries to help Tears get off the streets...if it's not already too late.

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