Secrets of a Boy, Lost

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Author House, Feb 21, 2012 - Fiction - 296 pages
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“Kim" is not his real name, but this is the first of his important secrets he must keep to himself as he runs away following the death of his parents in an auto accident. At the age 15 he naively enters a difficult search on his own for a new identity and new family. Supported by his strong religious and moral convictions, he struggles to survive as he encounters many serious crises. Can he not only survive but achieve his goals and eventually prevail? This is an authentic, semi-autobiographical coming of age story set in the post WWII era but still highly relevant for the 21st century.
 

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A very, very good book. Very detailedl. Very entertaining

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William C. Prentiss is a veteran worker with troubled boys. He spent ten years as Dean of the Florida Military School and later taught Adolescent Psychology and Juvenile Delinquency at the college level.
In 1976, he founded an outstanding program for youths referred by the Juvenile Court in Orange County, Florida. This program, called Operation Comeback, was selected by President Reagan in 1988 to receive the coveted Volunteer Action Award which was presented at a White House Luncheon.

Dr. Prentiss and his wife, Sallie, have three children. They have also opened their home at various times to seven troubled adolescent boys who lived with them for various periods of time (from four months to three years). All of these experiences, plus many of his personal experiences as a 15-18 year old boy, led to the creation of Secrets of a Boy, Lost, an authentic, semi-autobiographical novel.

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