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Runaway

Runaway( )
Author: Van Draanen, Wendelin
ISBN:978-0-375-84912-1
Publication Date:Mar 2008
Publisher:Random House Children's Books
Imprint:Laurel Leaf
Book Format:Ebook
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Book Description:

This diary of a runaway girl and her search for a home celebrates hope, resilience, and happy endings.   Holly's run away before, but this time she actually gets away--and what felt like an escape at first soon becomes a daily struggle for survival. She is smart and resourceful, and she manages to make it across the country on her own. But how long can this go on? It's getting harder to avoid the truth--Holly is now homeless.   Runaway is a...
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Author Biography
Van Draanen, Wendelin (Author)
Wendelin Van Draanen was born on January 6, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of chemists who emigrated from Holland. She worked as a math teacher and then as a computer science teacher before becoming an author. Wendelin Van Draanen began her writing career with a screenplay and soon switched to adult novels and then children's books. She is best known for her Sammy Keyes series of novels, which she started writing in 1997, featuring a teenage detective named Samantha Keyes. Her popular Sammy Keyes series had been nominated four times for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Children's Mystery and won with "Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief". Her Shredderman series also yielded a Christopher Medal for Secret Identity. She has also written several novels such as: How I Survived Being a Girl and Flipped.

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