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Teen Issues - Nowhere to Go

Guitar Boy
Guitar Boy By Auch, Mary Jane (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION AUCH MARY Available in some locations

Annotation:After his mother is injured in an accident and his father kicks him out of the house, Travis attempts to survive on his own until he meets a guitar maker and some musicians who take him in and help him regain his confidence so that he can try to patch his family back together. (260 p. Gr 6-9)

Compromised By Ayarbe, Heidi (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION AYARBE HEIDI Available in some locations

Annotation:With her con-man father in prison, fifteen-year-old Maya sets out from Reno for Boise hoping to stay out of foster care by finding an aunt she never knew existed, but a fellow runaway complicates all her plans. (452 p. Gr 9-12)

Almost Home
Almost Home By Blank, Jessica (Book - 2007 ) / FICTION BLANK JESSICA Available in some locations

Annotation:Seven teens who live on the streets of Los Angeles and who each have their own hard-luck story form their own dysfunctional family,complete with love and belonging, abuse and betrayal. (250 p. Gr 9-12)

Forgotten Seventeen and Homeless By Carlson, Melody (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION CARLSON MELODY Available in some locations

Annotation:With the rent overdue and her bipolar mother missing, seventeen-your-old Adele is forced out of her home and, although she tries to maintain the pretense of normality, things rapidly fall apart. (197 p. Gr 9-12)

Under the Banyan Tree
Under the Banyan Tree By De Palma, Toni (Book - 2007 ) All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:After her mother leaves, fifteen-year-old Irena runs away from home and hitchhikes to Key West where she tries to make a better life for herself. (185 p. Gr 9-12)

Solace of the Road
Solace of the Road By Dowd, Siobhan (Book - 2009 ) / FICTION DOWD SIOBHAN Available in some locations

Annotation:While running away from a London foster home just before her fifteenth birthday, Holly has ample time to consider her years of residential care and her early life with her Irish mother, whom she is now trying to reach. (260 p. Gr 8-12)

Ten Mile River
Ten Mile River By Griffin, Paul (Book - 2008 ) / FICTION GRIFFIN PAUL Available in some locations

Annotation:Having escaped from juvenile detention centers and foster care, two teenaged boys live on their own in an abandoned shack in a New York City park, making their way by stealing, occasionally working, and trying to keep from being arrested. (188 p. Gr 9-12)

A Small Free Kiss in the Dark
A Small Free Kiss in the Dark By Millard, Glenda (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION MILLARD GLENDA Available in some locations

Annotation:Skip, a runaway, becomes friends with Billy, a homeless man, and together they flee a war-torn Australian city with six-year-old Max and camp out at a seaside amusement park. (180 p. Gr 6-9)

How to Make A Bird
How to Make A Bird By Murray, Martine (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION MURRAY MARTINE Available in some locations

Annotation:When Manon leaves home in the middle of the night wearing her mother's long, inappropriate red silk dress and riding her bike, she is heading for Melbourne, not exactly sure what she is looking for but not wanting to stay at home alone with her father anymore. (233 p. Gr 9-12)

We Were Here
We Were Here By Peña, Matt de la (Book - 2009 ) / FICTION PENA MATT Available in some locations

Annotation:Haunted by the event that sentences him to time in a group home, Miguel breaks out with two unlikely companions and together they begin their journey down the California coast hoping to get to Mexico and a new life. (233 p. Gr 9-12)

Sketches By Walters, Eric (Book - 2008 ) All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:After running away from home, Dana finds friends on the Toronto streets and, eventually, a way to come to terms with what has happened to her. (233 p. Gr 9-12)

Blink & Caution
Blink & Caution By Wynne-Jones, Tim (Book - 2011 ) / FICTION WYNNEJO TIM Available in some locations

Annotation:Two teenagers who are living on the streets and barely getting by become involved in a complicated criminal plot and make an unexpected connection. (233 p. Gr 9-12)

No and Me
No and Me By Vigan, Delphine De (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION VIGAN DELPHIN Available in some locations

Annotation:Precocious thirteen-year-old Lou meets a homeless eighteen-year-old girl on the streets of Paris and Lou's life is forever changed. (233 p. Gr 9-12)

Absolutely Maybe
Absolutely Maybe By Yee, Lisa (Book - 2009 ) / FICTION YEE LISA Available in some locations

Annotation:When living with her alcoholic mother becomes unbearable, Maybelline "Maybe" Chestnut runs away to California where she finds work on a taco truck and tries to track down her birth father. (233 p. Gr 9-12)

Girlbomb A Halfway Homeless Memoir By Erlbaum, Janice (Book - 2006 ) / 362.74 ERLBAUM Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 6 copies



Books about being homeless or running away.

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