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Charlie No Face

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  19 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
When eleven-year-old Jackie meets every kid's greatest nightmare-disfigured hermit Charlie No Face-his life is changed forever. Despite nagging questions about the death of his mother when he was an infant, the summer of 1959 is shaping up as the best vacation of Jackie's short life. He has friends, baseball, his father's unanticipated vacation from work, and the hunt for ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published January 22nd 2011 by Savant Books & Publications LLC (first published January 21st 2011)
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Jul 13, 2012 rated it liked it
A coming of age story in 1959 about an 11 year-old boy, Jack, who has carefree summers of baseball and hanging out with his dad. Hard times come and Jack is sent to live with an aunt while his dad looks for a job. There he meets "Charlie No Face" who is the disfigured town recluse and realizes that people aren't all that they appear to be. The book takes place in Ellwood City, PA, my husband's home town, so the description of the area is familiar. The baseball scenes are told in great detail. Un ...more
Aug 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
I read this book as part of a book club selection for our church. It is an amazing coming of age story about an 11 year old boy named Jack and his unlikely friendship with the town's misunderstood reculse. It is a wonderful story of friendship and how we need to look at what is inside a person (something we all need reminding of at times). Jack's adventures through puberty will leave you giggling. At times, this book will make you tear up.

I am handing this book over to my 12 year old so he can
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Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Not everyone is what they look like. An exploration of the topic that gives outstanding service to the process as well as the meaningful outcome. I've recommended this one to numerous junior high school and high school teachers, who unanimously agree.
Jul 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved this gem of a story! It is a beautifully written coming of age story from the perspective of an eleven year old boy during the late 50s.

There are a few moments that just tugged at the heart and others that caused pause for thought.
Jul 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
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David Seaburn attended our book club after we read his book. Good read about people who are different and how they are viewed by others.
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