Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | March 17, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview



Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
  1. $19.59 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Runaway

by

Runaway Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

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.

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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375935220
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Survival
Author:
Draanen, Wendelin Van
Author:
Van Draanen, Wendelin
Subject:
Runaways
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Social Issues - Runaways
Subject:
Social Issues - Abandonment
Subject:
Homeless persons
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Situations / Runaways
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Runaways
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Library binding
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.22x5.82x.90 in. .87 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

Related Subjects

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

Runaway
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 256 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375935220 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.