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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014


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    Posted July 28, 2014


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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    This is a sad story

    It is about a boy named joseph who is going through a tough time with his to find out more.

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  • Posted February 24, 2009

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    Reviewed by Angie Fisher for

    In an ideal world, teenagers aren't responsible for taking care of their parents.

    Joseph doesn't live in an ideal world, though. As a matter of fact, he lives about as far from it as humanly possible.

    Forced to change schools yet again due to the fact he and Mamma are living in a new shelter, Joseph isn't worried about fitting in as much as he's worried about the other students finding out that Mamma is an addict.

    Desperate to keep family services from finding out about Mamma's lies, alcohol, and drug abuse, and worried about Daddy, who is away fighting in Iraq, there doesn't seem to be room for something as seemingly unimportant as the tennis team.

    But Joseph wants to play, just like Daddy did.

    JOSEPH is a story of love and loyalty, of hardship and determination, and of the cruel, ugly reality of addiction. It's also a story of will; the will to survive and the will to succeed, regardless of one's circumstances and background.

    It's a story that every person, young or old, should read before they consider using their childhood as an excuse to be a victim.

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  • Posted December 22, 2008

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    Customer review from the Amazon Vine¿ Program (What's this?) <BR/>"Joseph" is a moving story about a young high school student facing many problems for someone his age. His father is away fighting in Iraq; he left Joseph's mama because he was fed up with her and her addictions. Joseph is living in a homeless shelter in a rough North Carolina ghetto. He tries to keep his life a secret but his mother always finds a way to mess that up. He has just enrolled into a new school and tries to act like he's a normal 15-year-old, instead of a homeless youth raising his mother who's never sober enough to show Joseph the love/affection he needs. He tries to hold his torn family together and survive each day, one day at a time. I highly recommend this book to all readers and give it 5 stars with 2 thumbs up. <BR/><BR/>Reviewed by: Mike <BR/>OOSA Teen Reviewer

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