The Boy from the Basement

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Speak, 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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User Review  - justablondemoment - LibraryThing

Really good book. Was a little hard to get past the writing style, and I had to remind myself often that this book was written and intended for the juvenile audience. I was just expecting it to be a ... Read full review

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User Review  - ERMSMediaCenter - LibraryThing

Charlie, a twelve-year-old boy who has been confined to his basement by his abusive, psychotic father, is accidently locked out after sneaking outside one night, and ends up in the hospital where he gets the attention he needs and a new start in life. 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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