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Words cannot describe this book it is perfect. I read another book by this author and there was a description of this on the back cover, it sounded good so i read it.In the past month and a half i read this book twice. There is simply no other book this relatable and memorable. As you read this you see how magical this story is. My favorite line is:
"you have to be like Darwin"
"Darwin... you know survivial of the fittest, It's us againest them, we can play by there rules and end up in the County Dump for Troubled Teens or we can make up our own rules as we go along at least then we have a fighting chance"
Posted October 26, 2009
Wow. This book is amazing. I have read it over and over again, from when I was in elementary school and through my adulthood, and it is an unforgettable story. The character development is amazing, each one defies a stereotype and becomes a real complex friend, and you really feel like you're there with Clare, that you're friends with everyone in her gang. It is meant for young adults, but it talks about difficult topics like the many forms of child abuse, runaways, homelessness and even crime - topics that are difficult to fathom even for an adult. I highly highly recommend this book. It is one that I will go back to, always, because of the quiet wisdom in its pages.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 3, 2007
To this day since the last time I read this book which was in middle school. I'm a senior now in high school, I still remember the story plot so well and how it amazed me when I read it. No one had ever told me about this book at all, I just picked it up from my school library and started reading it and found it so fascinating that I could not stop reading it. Clare's struggle through life and the friends that she meets through her running away made me think that in this world, not everyone's lives is perfect but no matter what there is always someone out that, be it your parents or not that loves you.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 7, 2005
I am now a senior in High School but i remember reading this book in 8 th gtade. This is one book that I will never forget. Its been a few years since I've read it and i had forgotten the title but thanks to the internet I found it in no time. The main charater Clare goes through many tramatizing events in the novel and with each event the reader becomes more interested in the young runaway. This book is simply touching and memorable. It's a great novel for young teens. Thank you Theresa Nelson for giving me the opportunity to read this intriguing book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 11, 2000
Read this excellent book by Thereasa Nelson about homeless kids who make a living by sleeping in old playgrounds and help this girl named Clare and they discover something. They discover love, family, and friendship.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.