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Publisher Comments:

"It's a cold, hard, cruel fact that my mother loved heroin more than she loved me."

Holly is in her fifth foster home in two years and she's had enough. She's run away before and always been caught quickly. But she's older and wiser now--she's twelve--and this time she gets away clean.

Through tough and tender and angry and funny journal entries, Holly spills out her story. We travel with her across the country--hopping trains, scamming food, sleeping in parks or homeless encampments. And we also travel with her across the gaping holes in her heart--as she finally comes to terms with her mother's addiction and death.

Runaway is a remarkably uplifting portrait of a girl still young and stubborn and naive enough to hold out hope for finding a better place in the world, and within herself, to be.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

After running away from her fifth foster home in two years, Holly, a twelve-year-old orphan, travels across the country, keeping a journal of her experiences and struggle to survive. By the author of Swear to Howdy. Reprint.

About the Author

Wendelin Van Draanen began keeping a journal after a family tragedy. Writing started as a way to sort through her feelings and frustrations, but grew into something she enjoyed for its own sake, and eventually became a new and rewarding career. Ms. Van Draanen lives in Central California. The author lives in Central California.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375849121
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Runaways
Author:
Wendelin Van Draanen
Author:
Draanen, Wendelin Van
Author:
Van Draanen, Wendelin
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Physical & Emotional Abus
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Social Issues - Runaways
Subject:
Social Issues - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Social Issues - Abandonment
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Runaways
Subject:
Homeless persons
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Situations / Runaways
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Runaways
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080311
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
5-7
Language:
English
Pages:
281
Age Level:
10-12

Related Subjects

Children's » General
Children's » Situations » General
Children's » Situations » Physical and Emotional Abuse
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Homelessness and Poverty
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Runaways

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"Synopsis" by , After running away from her fifth foster home in two years, Holly, a twelve-year-old orphan, travels across the country, keeping a journal of her experiences and struggle to survive. By the author of Swear to Howdy. Reprint.
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