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 cold, dark basement is home. Father has kept him locked in there as punishment. Charlie doesn't intend to leave, but when he is accidentally thrust outside, he awakens to the alien surroundings of a world to which he's never before been exposed. Though haunted by hallucinations, fear of the basement, and his father's rage, Charlie must find a way to survive in his new world. He has escaped his past, but his journey has just begun.

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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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After reading this story, I can see why students have been suggesting it to me. I loved Charlie so much, and I found myself as affected as I was when I first read A Child Called "It" and Room. I liked ... Read full review

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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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