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Can't Get There from Hereby Todd Strasser
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andlt;Bandgt;Her street name is Maybeandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; 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. andlt;BRandgt; 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...andlt;Bandgt;if it's not already too late.andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Todd Strasser, author of the powerful and disturbing andlt;Iandgt;Give a Boy a Gunandlt;/Iandgt;, 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.
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.
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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