Gypsy Davey

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HarperCollins, Sep 11, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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Davey's had to grow up fast in order to get away -- away from his family, who loves him, but doesn't know how to take care of him. The only constant in his life has been his sister, Joanne, who's fed him, protected him, and taken care of him. Now Jo, still a teenager, has a baby herself, and it's Davey's turn to take care of someone.

Gritty, gripping, unflinchingly honest, Gypsy Davey is the extraordinary story of a boy determined to break the cycle of neglect and despair that has shaped his own life, and his ultimate triumph as he comes of age.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Slow-witted, 12-year-old Davey lived with his neglectful and sometimes abusive mother, Lois, and his older sister, Joanne, until Joanne moved out at 17 to get married. She was pregnant at the time ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Chris Lynch is the Printz Honor Award winning author of several highly acclaimed young adult novels, including Printz Honor Book "Freewill", "Iceman", "Gypsy Davy", and "Shadow Boxer" all ALA Best Books for Young Adults as well as "Killing Time in Crystal City", "Little Blue Lies", "Pieces", "Kill Switch", "Angry Young Man", and "Inexcusable", which was a National Book Award finalist and the recipient of six starred reviews. He holds an MA from the writing program at Emerson College. He teaches in the Creative Writing MFA program at Lesley University. He lives in Boston and in Scotland.

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