Frances Foster Books
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.
Family Relationships; Separation; Family violence; separated parents; abusive step father; sexual abuse
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.