Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Hyde, Catherine Ryan.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf , Distributed by Random House, c2006.
ISBN 0375832580
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Jordy, homeless, gay, and abused, finds a kindred spirit when he rescues Chloe from a rape near the building where they live. When Jordy all but commits murder to protect Chloe, he realizes they must leave New York City for their safety and sanity. They crisscross America looking for evidence of beauty in what so far has been a grim existence.  (Florida Teen Reads nominee, 2007-2008)  (mature readers)
SUBJECTS:     Homeless persons -- Fiction.
                        Voyages and travels -- Fiction.

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