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De Guzman, Michael.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002.
IL 5-8, RL 6.2
ISBN 0374349444 
Sidney T. Mellon, Jr.  What a name to pin on a young boy.  Especially if that young boy had an exceptionally large head covered in red hair.  Is it any wonder that he got the nickname Melonhead?  When Sidney was six years old, his parents divorced.  The judge left it up to Sidney to decide who to live with.  How can a boy so young make such a big decision?  He didn't want to hurt their feelings by choosing so he didn't.  Now he spends time with each of them.  One year with his dad in Los Angeles and one year with his mom in Seattle.  His dad is rather irresponsible and his mom has married a man who is not very nice to Sidney.  Sidney's life is not so great.  When his mom ships him back to Los Angeles to keep his step father from abusing him, Sidney finds he is not wanted by his dad either.  So, instead of going back to Seattle, Sidney boards a bus to New York.  He doesn't think his parents will even notice.  Join Sidney on his quest to find a better place to be and perhaps to discover happiness.
SUBJECTS:     Abnormalities, Human -- Fiction.
                        Voyages and travels -- Fiction.
                        Identity -- Fiction.
                        Runaways -- Fiction.
                        Divorce -- Fiction.


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