A lot of kids run away from home or get kicked out or are born that way and find themselves in the big cities.
That’s what happens to Maybe, the main girl in Todd Strasser’s book “CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE”
Maybe lives in a “tribe” of homeless teen runaways and throwaways. Kids who have no place to go other than the cold city streets of New York and no family except for one another. There is Maggot, Rainbow, 2Moro, Country Club, OG, and Maybe. Abused, abandoned and forgotten, they struggle against the cold, hunger and constant danger.
With frigid winds of January comes a new girl: Tears, a 12 year old girl whose other doesn’t believe Tears’s stepfather abuses her. As the other kids start to disappear-victims of violence, addiction, and exposure-Maybe tries to help Tears get off the streets…if it’s not already too late.
This book is packed full of adventure and harsh but it is a great read. I’ve read it over a dozen!!! It is a great book that teens will love ,but not suitable for younger kids.
If you read this one and you’ve enjoyed it, you may also enjoy these ones I’ve read by Todd Strasser:
- Give a Boy a Gun
- Boot Camp
- If I Grow Up
I have one more book to share.
“The Two Princesses” by Gail Carson Levine.
It is about, as mentioned, Two princesses : Meryl and Addie. Meryl loves poetry and adventure, where as Addie prefers to stay indoors and do needlework.
The Grey Death, an illness , which makes a person turn grey and have nine days of fever, three days of sleep until death. Meryl catches the Grey Death, who always dreamed of finding the cure for it. So, now Addie must go on a quest to meet the Fairies, who are the only beings to know the cure.
This book is very adventure packed and I Loved it! It is great for all ages, young and old.
Gail Carson Levine also wrote Ella Enchanted which is a good book too.