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A woman remarries, hoping to raise her children in a supportive household. Instead, the new step-father is abusive and cruel. Ultimately he turns on his step-children who have to fight to stay alive.
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The story is told primarily from a child's point of view and the child is badly conflicted between the need for parental approval and his need to stay alive in a hostile environment.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Step Parent(s) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Something wrong upstairs/downstairs?    -   mental illness Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   parental abuse

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   9 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   rape/molest Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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