Out of This Place
Out of This Place
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Annotation: Follows three teens who struggle with hardscrabble realities, from Luke, who works at the local supermarket and tries to stay out of trouble, to Bongo, who drinks to avoid his abusive family, to Casey, who longs to escape her controlling father.
Catalog Number: #5370868
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
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Publisher: Candlewick Press
Copyright Date: 2013
Edition Date: 2013
Pages: 402 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-7636-6404-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-7636-6404-6
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2012942672
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
ALA Booklist (Wed May 01 00:00:00 CDT 2013)
Horn Book (Thu Aug 01 00:00:00 CDT 2013)
Kirkus Reviews
School Library Journal (Mon Jul 01 00:00:00 CDT 2013)
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Reading Level: 7.0
Interest Level: 9-12

A powerful novel in verse captures the voices of three teens as they struggle against hardscrabble realities — and move toward their dreams.

Luke spends his days hanging out at the beach, working shifts at the local supermarket, and trying to stay out of trouble at school. His mate Bongo gets wasted, blocking out memories of the little brother that social services took away from his addict mom and avoiding the stepdad who hits him. And Casey, the girl they both love, longs to get away from her strict, controlling father and start anew in a place where she can be free. But even after they each find a way to move on and lead very different lives, can they outrun their family stories — and will they ever be able to come together again? Set in Australia and narrated in alternating points of view, here is an affecting look at the evolving lives of three friends from talented new author Emma Cameron.

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