homelessness

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Can't Get There From Here

Todd Strasser
5
Friday, Apr 6, 2018

Maybe lives on the streets with a tribe of homeless teens. These kids are runaways and throwaways, they have no place to go except cold city streets and have no family other than each other. They are abused, abandoned, and forgotten by society, every day they struggle to survive against the cold, hunger, and constant danger. But now there is a new girl, Tears, a 12 year old whose mother didn’t believe she had been abused by her stepfather. As the other kids start to disappear from violence, addiction, and exposure, Maybe tries to help Tears get off the streets before it becomes too late....

33 Snowfish

Adam Rapp
4
Thursday, Oct 15, 2015

What a sad, sick, powerful story. Three runaways desperately attempt to flee from the ugliness they've always known. These kids are both awful and sympathetic. Custis, a homeless boy, narrates most of the story. When strangers ask how old he is, his reply is always just, "old enough". Custis never mentions his parents or any permanent caregivers. He has recently fled a pedophile who, in exchange for “owning” Custis, had been letting him sleep on the floor in a room that smells like dog.

drawing of a girl lying in the snow

33 Snowfish

Adam Rapp
4
Rated by
Becky C.
Monday, Nov 24, 2014

33 Snowfish is a sad, sick, powerful story about three runaways and their desperate attempt to flee from the ugliness they've always known. These kids are both awful and sympathetic. Custis narrates most of the story. He’s a prepubescent boy who never quite reveals how old he is, answering “old enough” when asked by the various strangers he encounters as a homeless youth. Custis never mentions his parents or any permanent caregivers. Custis has recently fled a pedophile who, in exchange for “owning” him, had been letting him sleep on the floor in a room that smells like dog.

The Pursuit of Happyness

Chris Gardner
3
Rated by
Melody M.K.
Saturday, Sep 7, 2013

Chris Gardner and his toddler son spent a year living on the streets of San Francisco, in and out of shelters and run down hotels. All while working in the financial district to get a job that would provide them with enough to live on.

Ultimately, Chris becomes the Chief Executive of Gardner Rich & Company, a multimillion-dollar brokerage. Today, Chris is an avid philanthropist and motivational speaker.

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012

Brooklyn, Burning is the story of a homeless teen named Kid who falls in love with another kid named Scout over the course of one glorious Brooklyn summer. Unfortunately, Kid spent the previous summer head over heels for Felix, and after learning the painful lesson that loved ones leave, Kid is desperate not to fall in love again. It doesn’t help that Kid is a prime suspect in a warehouse arson case. Be

One Good Dog

One Good Dog

Susan Wilson
5
Rated by
Helen H.
Saturday, May 29, 2010

Have you ever had one of those moments when you needed all of your willpower not to smack someone upside the head? One Good Dog is the story of what happens when one man’s willpower fails and someone does get smacked. The most important day in Adam March’s life begins with a failed alarm clock, only gets worse, and culminates with a furious slap to his secretary. Predictably, his career and personal life immediately unravel during the ensuing legal battles.

manhattan hunt club

The Manhattan Hunt Club

John Saul
3
Rated by
Helen H.
Thursday, Mar 11, 2010

If The Manhattan Hunt club had a sub-title it would be “vigilante on vigilante justice”. When Jeff Converse stops to help a woman in the subway, she mistakes him for her attacker. He convicted of rape and sentenced to time in prison. Without giving too much away, he finds himself in the tunnels under Manhattan being hunted by vigilantes who are unhappy with the current justice system.