THEORIES OF RELATIVITY
New York : Henry Holt, 2005
comes to mind when you see a homeless person on the street? Do you give
him money? Avoid eye contact? Cross the street to avoid him completely?
What assumptions do you make about him?
How do people end up on the streets? And more importantly, how do they get off the streets?
"My fingers search the cardboard
container, but I've finished the fries. I squirt ketchup on my fingers
and lick it off. I'm never full. I think it was one of the reasons I had
to leave, or, rather, my mother kicked me out. Jenna's a runaway, but I'm
a throwaway, tossed out, like garbage." -- These are the words of
sixteen-year-old Dylan, a teenager forced to live on the streets.
Dylan is a smart kid, determined to stay clean, away from pimps and drug
pushers, but as fall turns to winter, times get tough and Dylan gets desperate.
Boys -- Fiction.
Teenagers -- Fiction.
Homeless persons -- Fiction.
Street life -- Fiction.