TEN MILES FROM WINNEMUCCA.
New York : HarperCollins,
Many teens have trouble adjusting
when a parent remarries. For Martin Miller, this is particularly
hard. His father died years ago so it's just been his mother and
him for a long time. Martin likes it that way. When his mother
returns from her summer studies and tells Martin she is getting married,
he is not sure how to feel. Not only is his mother getting married to a
man that Martin doesn't like very much, they are moving to Seattle.
When they get to their new home, the newlyweds take off on an extended
honeymoon and Martin is left with his new stepbrother. Things really
turn bad now. The stepbrother throws all of Martin's belongings out
the window and warn Martin never to come back. Martin does the only
thing he can think of. He loads up his red Jeep and heads out.
He has plans to head back to his hometown of Winnemucca but runs out of
gas and money in Red Rock, Idaho. Needing to feel a sense of routine,
he finds a place to camp, gets a part time job and enrolls in school.
Will this work? Can he begin life over again in this small town?
Should he have stayed in Washington or maybe gone back to Winnemucca?
Runaways -- Fiction.
Homeless persons -- Fiction.
Self-reliance -- Fiction.
Loneliness -- Fiction.
Stepfamilies -- Fiction
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