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Can't Get There from Here


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andlt;Iandgt;and#8220;andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;b andgt;A powerful and disturbing look at the downward spiral of despair that remains too common for too many teens (andlt;Iandgt;School Library Journalandlt;/Iandgt;).and#8221;andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Her street name is Maybe. She lives with a tribe of homeless teensand#8212;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 weather, hunger, and constant danger.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;With the frigid winds of January comes a new girl: Tears, a twelve-year-old whose mother doesnand#8217;t believe her husband is abusive. As the other kids start to disappearand#8212;victims of violence, addiction, and exposureand#8212;Maybe tries to help Tears get off the streetsand#8230;if itand#8217;s not already too late.

About the Author

Todd Strasser is the author of more than 120 novels for teens and middle graders, including If I Grow Up, Boot Camp, Can't Get There From Here, Give a Boy a Gun, the Impact Zone series, and the DriftX series. He lives in a suburb of New York and speaks frequently at schools. Visit to learn more.

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Strasser, Todd
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Situations / Homelessness & Poverty
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Drugs, Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
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8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 12

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