The Boy From the Basement

The Boy From the Basement

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A twelve-year-old boy is confined to his basement without food or clothing. For Charlie, the basement is home. He's being punished. He doesn't mean to leave--Father wouldn't allow it--but when Charlie is accidentally thrust outside, he awakens to the alien surroundings of a world to which he's never been exposed. Though haunted by fear of the basement and his father's rage, Charlie embarks on a journey toward healing and blossoms when he becomes an unconditionally loved and loving member of the right foster family. This carefully crafted and authentic portrayal of Charlie's emotional and physical abuse is gracefully matched by Susan Shaw's inspiring and deeply moving story of recovery.
Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780525472230
Branch Call Number: F SHA 2004
Characteristics: 198 p. ; 22 cm.
Study Program: Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 3.0 6
Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.10 13 quiz: 35978
Call Number: F SHA 2004


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Jul 21, 2016

A few spots kept me interested, but altogether I found it boring and poorly written.

Sep 14, 2012

I liked this book alot. It's sad at some points and sometimes you smile.


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