Being with Henry

By Brooks, Martha

Publishers Summary:
Forced out of his home by a disagreeable and bullying stepfather, sixteen-year-old Laker moves to another town and strikes up an unexpected friendship with a frail but determined old man.

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ISBN
978-0-78942-588-1
Publisher
New York : Dorling Kindersley, c2000.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2000

Gr 7-Up Laker and his mother have always had a close relationship, but things change after she remarries. When his stepfather verbally abuses her, Laker attacks him and is thrown out of the house. Alone and with no resources, the teen takes off to another town. When his money runs out and he can't get a job since he has no address, he begins to beg. An elderly man, Henry, invites him to stay at his home and do yard work. Laker accepts his offer and an uneasy friendship develops. Henry's grown daughter is upset with the situation and distr...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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