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Suggest books for me > Street kids, fiction.

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message 1: by Shanna_redwind (last edited Jun 18, 2016 10:40PM) (new)


message 2: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 441 comments There's always the classics by Charles Dickens of Oliver Twist & David Copperfield.
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message 4: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 6967 comments Mod
Long Hot Summoning PN humour. Street kids who find themselves in an alternate dimension, turning into elves. Although that is just a part of the story. This is also the third book in a trilogy about magic using beings who maintain the balance between good and evil. Summon the Keeper is the first book in the series, and The Second Summoning is the second.


message 5: by Shanna_redwind (new)

Shanna_redwind | 858 comments its not about a street kid, but you might also like Dirty Little Secret


message 6: by Hillary (new)

Hillary | 274 comments If you are open to teen books:
Magic Street
Maniac Magee


message 7: by Hillary (new)

Hillary | 274 comments The Pinballs is way classic YA. Betsy Byars did it best, writing about kids that nobody thought of in her era as being worth writing about. I also love The Bears' House for the same reason, but it dates itself a bit.

Slake's Limbo: 121 Days is about a kids who lives in the subway.

Non fiction, almost anything by Torey Hayden when she is writing about her work as a special ed teacher. Magnificent writing about the kids who are forgotten.

Similarly, P.S. Your Not Listening is a story about a special ed class and the kids in it.


message 8: by Electric (new)

Electric Bubbles (electricbubbles) | 56 comments Ender's Shadow Bean grew up on the city streets, barely surviving. But the main part of the story takes place after he gets into Battle School. It's a great book though.


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Teri-K | 303 comments Dodger by Terry Pratchett
The Secret Garden and A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
Lady of Devices by Shelley Adina has street kids as secondary characters. They're the best part of the book, IMO. :)


message 11: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 39287 comments Mod
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first of a trilogy. Lisbeth isn't homeless, but her situation and outlook is very similar to a street kid's. Can't remember if she is 100% orphan.


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