Saturday, May 23, 2009

Messed Up by Janet Nichols Lynch

"Cat fight -- about the only good thing that can happen the first day of school."

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Abstract: Fifteen-year-old RD is repeating the eighth grade, planning to have an easy year, but after his grandmother walks out her boyfriend is no longer able to care for him, which leaves RD to fend for himself while avoiding being caught.

Publisher: Holiday House; 250 pages


Jen said...

I couldn't decide between being bothered that someone like RD could slip through the cracks and not really believing he could go on that way for so long at all. Either way, it's a wrenching tale about young people making huge decisions-- some of the same biggies they've always had plus some newer, sadder ones too.

Ms. Yingling said...

I, too, was bothered by these things, but having had students in difficult situations, or teetering on the edge of them, I think this will have a lot of appeal.