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    The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

    Gabrielle Zevin 9781616203214

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Charlie's father is dead, and although his mother insists he stay in school, Charlie has no patience for the classroom. All he wants is to make money, to give his mother and baby brother a better life. So when he catches the eye of Squizzy Taylor, a notorious mobster, and is offered a job as Squizzy's courier, it doesn't take Charlie long to accept—even if he has to go against his own mother's wishes.

At first, the job's a thrill—running with messages, illegal liquor, whatever Squizzy orders. It fills Charlie with power. But then come the not-so-savory parts of the job. Collecting Squizzy's debts. Dodging Squizzy's enemies. The very real dangers of the streets. And at some point Charlie has to ask himself—how long before running for a better life means cutting his life short?

Synopsis:

In Richmond, Australia, in 1919, fifteen-year-old Charlie Feehan becomes an errand boy for a notorious mobster, hoping that his ability to run will help him, his widowed mother, and his baby brother to escape poverty.

About the Author

Robert Newton has published several other young adult novels in Australia. He is a full-time firefighter, and lives in Melbourne with his wife and two daughters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307490353
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Historical - General
Author:
Newton, Robert
Author:
Robert Newton
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Law & Crime
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Organized crime
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Adolescence
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Publication Date:
20070410
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
4-7
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Age Level:
9-12

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» Children's » Historical Fiction » General
» Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Adolescence

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