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A Boy from the Streets

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Two babies abandoned at birth—one grows up in a life of privilege, the other in poverty.

On the 12th of September, 1981, twin boys are born in a Brasilian hospital and left to their fate as orphans. Jose is adopted by a couple who takes him to England, but the other isn’t so lucky. Pedro ends up on the streets of Rio, left to fend for himself in a harsh and unforgiving worl
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Published April 1st 2017
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Dianne
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
They were left behind out of love, newborn twin boys who already possess that special bond only a twin can understand. The cruelty of Fate separated them, one to grow up in the lap of a safe and loving environment an ocean away from his brother, left behind to survive the brutality of the corrupt Brazilian system that forces young children into the streets as fodder for the ugliest side of life, a side where even the law represents a monster of epic proportions.

Jose was taken to England, raised
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Lorraine
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star, mystery, thriller
I loved this unique and emotional story. It captured my attention and tugged at my heartstrings from start to finish.

Although loved and wanted, Jose and Pedro are separated at birth due to circumstances beyond their parents' control. While Jose is adopted and lives a life of luxury in England, Pedro is thrown out of the orphanage at a tender age and left scavenging on the streets of Brasil.

A family holiday and a partially overheard conversation leaves Jose feeling unwanted and a chance encounter
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Rose English
Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: all-time-fav-s
Really I must thank the author Maria Gibbs for allowing me the pleasure of reading this as an ARC before being fully edited. I now however have through a small glitch with the printed version, bought myself a copy of the finished paperback before the official release date of Saturday 1st April 2017

I absolutely LOVE this book it packs a punch right from the start with us learning the terrible fate that befalls new-born twins sadly abandoned at birth. As if fate has not been cruel enough already,
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Rebecca Austin
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Leandro and Carolina have just had twins but fate has dealt them an ugly hand and they are forced to leave their children in the hospital as it is too dangerous for them to keep them. Jose is adopted by an English couple, Fernando and Christina, while Pedro is left in an orphanage and abandoned.

When Fernando and Christina bring Jose back to Brasil 12 years later will they be able to find his twin, Pedro? Will the past be explained and how does the past link up to the present circumstances revolv
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Deb McEwan
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great plot, wonderful characters, and clever writing. Loved it! The protagonists experienced a wide range of emotions and the story contained plenty of surprises that kept me hooked from start to finish.
If you’re a fan of realistic characters and stories that pack a punch, this is for you.
Highly recommended.
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May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Sherri Wingler
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Give me a book that can make me feel something. Let me fall in love, rage against injustice, weep for what is lost. “The Boy from the Streets” delivered it all.
At first blush, it seems to be a modern take on “The Prince and the Pauper.” Without giving away too much of the plot, Pedro and Jose are separated at birth. One boy is adopted by wealthy parents while the other is discarded like so much trash. Years later, they’re reunited, and that’s about where the similarities end with, “The Prince an
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K.S. Marsden
Apr 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Two innocent brothers are brought up in the different worlds of upper-class England, and the slums of Brasil. Bigger plots arise when the boys finally find each other, and it is a challenge to get out alive.

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed this, it's a prince and pauper tale, set mainly in 1990's Brasil. It doesn't seem so long ago, and it's hard to believe how callous the country is to its abandoned children.
The real strength of this book is how it takes you on
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Mrs. Murfee
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
While the premise of the story was heartbreaking, I felt the actual novel did not deliver. I like reading a bit about the author before starting a book, so I was happy for Ms. Gibbs that she was extending herself outside her normal genre of romance. Unfortunately, this book reads like a 7th-grade wannabe romance author. The dialogue and writing were choppy and did not lend itself to character development. I read this book after having finished Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, so my heart wa ...more
Chris Turnbull
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Boy from the Streets really felt like a roller coaster ride of a read for me. I LOVED IT!
When two twin boys are abandoned you really are gripped to find out if they are going to be okay, only to be heartbroken to learn they are then separated.
What I loved about this book was the level of research the author had clearly done to make this work of fiction feel so real. The emotions throughout are a true testament to how talented Maria Gibbs is as a writer. She has a great way of pulling you into
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booklover BEV
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful story

I loved this. Twins abandoned a Heartbreaking story of jose and petro. A good storyline that will keep you reading on page after page. Harrowing account of life on the street's. It will really have you gripped. Lots of twists along the way for the two boys
D M Singh
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is gripping and pulls on the heartstrings. It kept me engrossed from beginning to end and needing to know what happens to the characters.
✿ lemon ✿
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
okay this took me a while lol

The writing is awful, i’ll give you that. But the story itself has a certain charm that I enjoyed, and it was an interesting read. The ending was extremely sad and the characters, despite not being fleshed out as much, still made me feel for them and their hardships. The only problem with this book was the writing and the multiple, unnecessary point of views. This book could’ve easily been written in just 3rd person without all these annoying POVs just repeated what
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Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really I must thank the author Maria Gibbs for allowing me the pleasure of reading this as an ARC before being fully edited. I now however have through a small glitch with the printed version, bought myself a copy of the finished paperback before the official release date of Saturday 1st April 2017

I absolutely LOVE this book it packs a punch right from the start with us learning the terrible fate that befalls new-born twins sadly abandoned at birth. As if fate has not been cruel enough already,
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I think I was about eight years old when I knew I wanted to be an author. I would tap away on an old typewriter; I was excited beyond belief when I got a new one for a birthday. I devoured books, head continually buried inside. Enid Blyton at that time was the most inspiring of authors as she took me away from my world and placed me into the ones she’d created.

I wrote whenever I could, at school
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