Can't Get There from Here

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 1, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 198 pages
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Her street name is Maybe
She lives with a tribe of homeless teens -- runaways and throwaways, kids who have no place to go other than the cold city streets, and no family except for one another. Abused, abandoned, and forgotten, they struggle against the cold, hunger, and constant danger.
With the frigid winds of January comes a new girl: Tears, a twelve-year-old whose mother doesn't believe her stepfather abuses her. As the other kids start to disappear -- victims of violence, addiction, and exposure -- Maybe tries to help Tears get off the streets...if it's not already too late.
Todd Strasser, author of the powerful and disturbing Give a Boy a Gun, again focuses on an important social issue as he tells a thought-provoking, heart-wrenching story of young lives lost to the streets, and of a society that has forgotten how to care.
 

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When I first read this book I was skeptical at first but as I progressed through the story the anticipation to finish rose greatly. The plot was engaging and each character had his or hers own personality. I defiantly advise you to read this book. Read full review

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It was a good, touching book and makes one realize how lucky they are to be able to live a good life.

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Contents

Section 1
8
Section 2
19
Section 3
37
Section 4
44
Section 5
57
Section 6
65
Section 7
70
Section 8
73
Section 12
133
Section 13
137
Section 14
149
Section 15
152
Section 16
161
Section 17
166
Section 18
169
Section 19
185

Section 9
76
Section 10
98
Section 11
109
Section 20
189
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About the author (2004)

Todd Strasser has written many award-winning novels for teenagers, including Give a Boy a Gun, which looks at school violence; How I Changed My Life; How I Spent My Last Night on Earth; and How I Created My Perfect Prom Date, which became the Fox feature film Drive Me Crazy. A novelist for more than twenty-five years, Strasser speaks frequently at schools about the craft of writing and conducts writing workshops for young people. He lives in a suburb of New York City.