Frances Foster Books
Family Relationships; Separation; Family violence; separated parents; abusive step father; sexual abuse
Hoping to stop his parents' impending separation and keep them from getting a divorce, eleven-year-old Charlie runs away from their home in inland California and finds a ride to the coast.
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2001; Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005; Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to the Eighth Edition, 2001; VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers, 2000
runaway; stolen car; trip; pets
Hobbs, Valerie, "Charlie's Run" (2000). DIVerse Families. 1053.