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Can't Get There from Here

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Her street name is Maybe

She lives with a tribe of homeless teens -- runaways and throwaways, kids who have no place to go other than the cold city streets, and no family except for one another. Abused, abandoned, and forgotten, they struggle against the cold, hunger, and constant danger.

With the frigid winds of January comes a new girl: Tears, a twelve-year-old whose mother doesn't believe her stepfather abuses her. As the other kids start to disappear -- victims of violence, addiction, and exposure -- Maybe tries to help Tears get off the streets...if it's not already too late.

Todd Strasser, author of the powerful and disturbing Give a Boy a Gun, again focuses on an important social issue as he tells a thought-provoking, heart-wrenching story of young lives lost to the streets, and of a society that has forgotten how to care.

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Todd Strasser has written many critically acclaimed novels for adults, teenagers, and children, including the award-winning Can’t Get There from HereGive a Boy a GunBoot CampIf I Grow UpFamous, and How I Created My Perfect Prom Date, which became the Fox feature film Drive Me Crazy. Todd lives in a suburb of New York and speaks frequently at schools. Visit him at ToddStrasser.com.

"Strasser powerfully lays out the desperate realities of living on the street."--Denver Post

"Gritty and harsh."--VOYA

"After reading this book, you'll feel as if you spent a few hours in the shoes of a homeless kid."--YM

  • CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council)
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List
  • South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominee
  • ALA Best Books For Young Adults
  • ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
  • Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
  • ILA Young Adults' Choices
  • Iowa Teen Award Nominee
  • PSLA Fiction List
  • Texas Tayshas High School Reading List
  • NYPL Best Books for Teens
  • Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee
  • YASIG Best of the Best (MO)
  • Florida Teens Read Master List

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