With sea-green eyes more on the side of his head than most people's and a nose that lies on its side, Lucius Sims resembles a reptile. That's why he was sent to the Leesville Louisiana State School for Retarded Boys even though no one ever proved he was mentally handicapped. but the state school is no place for a wide-eyed thirteen-year-old boy who wants to see the world. So when a shoe salesman from up north arrives claiming to be his father, Lizard takes a chance. Lizard knows his real father is dead, but he also knows that this impostor could be his only ticket to freedom.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SheilaCornelisse - LibraryThing
Because of a facial deformity, 13-year-old Lucius is shipped off to a Louisiana state school for retarded boys where he is nicknamed Lizard. Unable to cope with life at the school, Lizard escapes with ... Read full review
LIZARDUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Walleyed and misshapen, Lucius (``Lizard'') looks bizarre; at 13, he's never been to a regular school. Now the guardian he calls ``Miss Cooley'' dumps him at a Louisiana state school for retarded boys ... Read full review