A Troublesome Boy

A Troublesome Boy

Book - 2012
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Teddy can't believe how fast his life has changed in just two years. When he was twelve, his father took off, and then his mother married Henry, a man Teddy despises. But Teddy has no control over his life, and adults make all the decisions, especially in 1959. Henry decides that Teddy should be sent to St. Ignatius Academy for Boys, an isolated boarding school run by the Catholic church. St. Iggy's, Teddy learns, is a cold, unforgiving place -- something between a juvenile detention center and reform school. The other boys are mostly a cast of misfits and eccentrics, but Teddy quickly becomes.
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2012
ISBN: 9781554981557
1554981557
9781554981540
1554981549
Branch Call Number: / FICTION VASEY PAUL
Characteristics: 225 p. ; 19 cm

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suzkath Dec 05, 2014

Wonderfully crafted characters draw you right into this gripping story of betrayal. Sensitive handling of an insensitive topic. It should be on the curriculum in every grade 9 class.

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