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All God's Children by Rene Denfeld
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Mar 20, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: gender-cultural-studies
Read in April, 2008

I basically inhaled this book in two days. While it's a journalistic exploration of street families (which are primarily composed of kids who CHOOSE to live on the street rather than the legitamately homeless who actually have nowhere to go)this reads a bit like a novel at points, pulling the reader into the dark, violent world of these "kids", many of whom are over 18. Ironic that these teens run from the structure of home and family just to place themselves in a world with more rules, more violent consequences, and a family structure. Makes me wonder if at 16, I would have been pulled into street living with all of its faux anti-establishmentarianism, fantasy role playing, drugs, violence, and, of course, drama.

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