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Teen Issues - Nowhere to Go

The Right & the Real
The Right & the Real By Anthony, Joëlle (Book - 2012 ) / FICTION ANTHONY JOELLE Available in some locations

Annotation:284p. (Gr 8-12) Homeless after her father kicks her out for refusing to join a cult, seventeen-year-old Jamie must find a way to survive on her own.

Being Henry David
Being Henry David By Armistead, Cal (Book - 2013 ) / FICTION ARMISTE CAL Available in some locations

Annotation:304p. (Gr 9-12) Seventeen-year-old 'Hank,' who can't remember his identity, finds himself in Penn Station with a copy of Thoreau's Walden as his only possession and must figure out how and why he got there.

Bronxwood
Bronxwood By Booth, Coe (Book - 2011 ) / FICTION BOOTH COE Available in some locations

Annotation:328p. (Gr 9-12) Tyrell's life is spinning out of control after his father is released from prison, his little brother is placed in foster care, and the drug dealers he's living with are pressuring him to start dealing.

Don't Breathe A Word
Don't Breathe A Word By Cupala, Holly (Book - 2011 ) / FICTION CUPALA HOLLY All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:299p. (Gr 10-12) Joy Delamere is suffocating from severe asthma, overprotective parents, and an emotionally-abusive boyfriend when she escapes to the streets of nearby Seattle and falls in with a “street family” that teaches her a new strength.

Nothing but Blue
Nothing but Blue By Jahn-Clough, Lisa (Book - 2013 ) / FICTION JAHNCLO LISA Available in some locations

Annotation:214p. (Gr 8-12) Aided by a mysterious, possibly magical dog named Shadow and by various strangers, a seventeen-year-old with acute memory loss who calls herself Blue makes a 500-mile trek to her childhood home, unaware of what she has left behind.

The Other Way Around
The Other Way Around By Kaufman, Sashi (Book - 2014 ) / FICTION KAUFMAN SASHI Available in some locations

Annotation:288p. (Gr 8-12) To escape his offbeat family at Thanksgiving, Andrew West accepts a ride from a band of street performers who get their food and clothing from dumpsters, but as he learns more about these “Freegans,” he sees that one cannot outrun the past.

Hero Worship
Hero Worship By Long, Christopher E. (Book - 2014 ) / SF LONG CHRISTO Available in some locations

Annotation:233p. (Gr 8-12) When homeless teenager Marvin realizes his dream of working for the Core, an elite squad of costumed heroes, he discovers that the superstars he's idolized for so long aren't the people he thought they were.

You Can Run
You Can Run By McClintock, Norah (Book - 2012 ) / FICTION MCCLINT NORAH All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:210p. (Gr 8-12) Robyn learns difficult truths about Trisha Hanover's life and finds herself in danger while investigating the disappearance of the teen who ran away from home.

Dark Eyes
Dark Eyes By Richter, William Harlan (Book - 2012 ) / FICTION RICHTER WILLIAM Available in some locations

Annotation:373p. (Gr 7-10) Adopted from a Russian orphanage by a wealthy New York family then growing into a rebellious street youth, fifteen year-old Wally resolves to find the birth mother who stole a fortune from her murderous, dark-eyed father.

Pieces of Me
Pieces of Me By Ryan, Darlene (Book - 2012 ) / FICTION RYAN DARLENE Available in some locations

Annotation:232p. (Gr 8-12) Maddie is living on the streets, trying to protect herself and make enough money to get a place to stay and find a way to go back to school. Trying to make a life together and care for her makeshift family, she finds that maybe she has to ask for help.

Man Made Boy
Man Made Boy By Skovron, Jon (Book - 2013 ) / SF SKOVRON JON Available in some locations

Annotation:361p. (Gr 8-12) Tired of being sheltered from humans, seventeen-year-old Boy, son of Frankenstein's monster and the Bride of Frankenstein, runs away from home and embarks on a wild road trip that takes him across the country and deep into the heart of America.

No Place
No Place By Strasser, Todd (Book - 2014 ) / FICTION STRASSE TODD Available in some locations

Annotation:262p. (Gr 7-10) When Dan and his parents can no longer pay their mortgage, they end up homeless and living in a local tent city. It's a bad situation, and it only gets worse when the leader of the tent city is brutally beaten. Who is trying to shut down the tent city, and why?

Now Is the Time for Running
Now Is the Time for Running By Williams, Michael (Book - 2011 ) / FICTION WILLIAM MICHAEL Available in some locations

Annotation:233p. (Gr 7-10) When soldiers attack a small village in Zimbabwe, Deo goes on the run with Innocent, his older, mentally disabled brother, carrying little but a leather soccer ball filled with money, and after facing prejudice, poverty, and tragedy, it is in soccer that Deo finds renewed hope.

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Books about being homeless or running away.


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