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Annotation: A homeless boy, running from the police with a fifteen-year-old, drug-addicted prostitute, her boyfriend who just killed his own parents, and a baby, gets the chance to make a better life for himself. Contains Mature Material.
Catalog Number: #297807
Binding Type: Perma-Bound (from Original Paperback)
Special Formats: Adult Language
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Illustrator: Ering, Timothy B.,
Pages: 179 p.
ISBN: Publisher: 0-7636-2917-0 Perma-Bound: 0-605-01340-3
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-7636-2917-5 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-01340-7
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Subject Heading: Sick. Fiction. Babies. Fiction. Child sexual abuse. Fiction. Homeless persons. Fiction.
Reviewing Agencies: ALA Best Book For Young Adults , Horn Book (4/1/04) , Kirkus Reviews , Publishers Weekly , School Library Journal , Voice of Youth Advocates , Wilson's High School Catalog
Word Count: 37,417
Reading Level: 5.2
Interest Level: 9-12
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.2 / points: 6.0 / quiz: 68825 (08/05/03) / grade: Upper Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:7.8 / points:10.0
Guided Reading Level: Z+
Fountas & Pinnell: Z+