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Charlie's Run

Title

Charlie's Run

Authors

Valerie Hobbs

Publisher

Frances Foster Books

Pages

165 pages

Publication Year

2000

ISBN

9780374349943

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Separation; Family violence; separated parents; abusive step father; sexual abuse

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

3-5

Family Formation

separated parents

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

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

Keywords

runaway; stolen car; trip; pets

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Charlie's Run

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