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Charlie's Run

Title

Charlie's Run

Authors

Valerie Hobbs

Publisher

Frances Foster Books

Publication Year

2000

ISBN

9780374349943

Pages

165 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

separated parents

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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