Synopses & Reviews
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
andlt;bandgt;Todd Strasserandlt;/bandgt; has written more than 120 novels for adults, teenagers, and children, including andlt;iandgt;Famousandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;If I Grow Upandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Boot Campandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Give a Boy a Gunandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Girl Gives Birth to Own Prom Dateandlt;/iandgt;, which was adapted for the Fox feature film andlt;iandgt;Drive Me Crazyandlt;/iandgt;. He also wrote andlt;iandgt;Shirts and Shoes Not Requiredandlt;/iandgt;, now part of andlt;iandgt;The Shore andlt;/iandgt;bind-up. He speaks frequently at schools and lives in Westchester County, New York.