Can't Get There from Here
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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MovingUser Review - Airayana - Borders
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
It was a good, touching book and makes one realize how lucky they are to be able to live a good life.