Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

MacCullough, Carolyn.
Roaring Books, 2005
ISBN 1596430451
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“The night Savannah brains her stepfather with the frying pan is the night she decides to leave home for good.” So begins the wild ride of Savannah and her half-brother Henry. Before Savannah’s mom, Alice, married Jack, the two were inseparable but now Alice can’t see how badly things really are at home. Savannah’s stepfather, Jack, saves his abuse for her – since he lost his job and is drinking more the abuse has gotten worse. Savannah fears eventually the abuse won’t stop with her and that Henry will become his next victim, so she steals Henry and begins a cross-country journey to escape. After stopping in New York to stay with a friend, Savannah is warned that if she doesn’t return Henry she will be arrested for kidnapping. Can Savannah find a happier home on this journey? Read Stealing Henry. (Prepared by: Charlene Zehner for SCASL Young Adult Awards, 2008)
SUBJECTS:     Runaways -- Fiction.
                        Family problems -- Fiction.
                        Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
                        Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
                        Stepfathers -- Fiction.
                        Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
                        Pregnancy -- Fiction.

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