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A young boy confronts life in a boy´s home after his father is murdered, and the state takes him from his drunken mother. Facing the daily struggle in a male hierarchy, he questions the disappearance of boys from the home. He finds more than he bargains for when he discovers a group of men, led by the superintendent, who he believes are guilty of abuse and murder. Caught spying on them, he runs for his life, ending up on the streets of Seattle where a group of panhandlers, thieves, and prostitutes become his new family. Uncertain if he can trust the police, he looks for a way to bring the men to justice, while the men search for him.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   depressing/sad Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Forest?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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