Eleven-year-old Clay Garrity is on his own. His father lost his job and left the family. Now Clay's mother is gone from their welfare hotel.
Clay is homeless and out on the streets of New York. In the park he meets two homeless men. Buddy and Calvin become Clay's new family during those harsh winter weeks. But the streets are filled with danger and despair.
If Clay leaves the streets he may never find his parents again. But if he stays on the streets he may not survive at all.
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MONKEY ISLANDUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A fine author considers what it means to be a homeless 11- year-old in N.Y.C. Clay Garrity's dad, an art director, was out of work; Clay's mother trained for a good job—but it wasn't enough ... Read full review
is a very sad books at times but also relly cool how the athor talks about on how poor people live and it im am yousing it for a book report :)