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Breakout

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Cricket Books, Volume 1st, Chicago, p.124 (2003)

Call Number:

Cubb Curr PS3556 .L42268 B74 2003

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8223871

Keywords:

Foundlings--Fiction, Foundlings--Juvenile fiction, Interpersonal relations--Fiction, Interpersonal relations--Juvenile fiction, Los Angeles (Calif.)--Fiction, Los Angeles (Calif.)--Juvenile fiction, Missing persons--Juvenile fiction, Runaways--Fiction, Self-perception--Fiction, Self-perception--Juvenile fiction, Traffic congestion--Fiction, Traffic congestion--Juvenile fiction

Abstract:

Summary: A young woman presents a play based on her life as a seventeen-year-old runaway whose escape from her foster home in Los Angeles is thwarted by an all-day traffic jam, an event which provides time for her to explore her free-floating identity, her hunger for her unknown mother, and her yearning for human connection.

Notes:

Lexile measure 860; ages 14-18; book level 5.4; general fiction