The Boy from the Basement

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 198 pages
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For Charlie, the basement is home. He's being punished. He doesn't mean to leave--Father wouldn't allow it--but when Charlie is accidentally thrust outside, he awakens to the alien surroundings of a world to which he's never been exposed. Though haunted by fear of the basement and his father's rage, Charlie embarks on a journey toward healing and blossoms when he becomes an unconditionally loved and loving member of the right foster family. This carefully crafted and authentic portrayal of Charlie's emotional and physical abuse is gracefully matched by Susan Shaw's inspiring and deeply moving story of recovery.

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Also a wonderful book by Susan Shaw.
I love it when people have to start their life over because something unfortunate happens.
It just makes me want to read the book.

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About the author (2006)

Susan Shaw works as a music educator and is the author of one previous book for young readers. She lives with her family near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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