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Authors

S. L. Rottman

Publisher

Peachtree Publishers

Publication Year

1997

ISBN

9781561451593

Pages

134 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After years of abuse from his mother and neglect from his father, ninth-grader Sean Parker is headed for trouble until he is sent to do community service at a farm owned by an old man who teaches Sean that he can take control of his own life.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Divorce; Legal guardianship; Family violence; divorced parents; legal guardian; abusive mother

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

Nevada Young Readers' Award, 2001, Winner
Oklahoma Book Award, 1998, Winner, Children's (Young Adult)

Keywords

estranged father; horses; school suspension; police record; community service; farm

Diversity Impact

direct

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