The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy
Author: Greg Ruth
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780545576901
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Release: 2013-08-27
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Some mysteries are too dangerous to leave alone . . . Nate's not happy about his family moving to a new house in a new town. After all, nobody asked him if he wanted to move in the first place. But when he discovers a tape recorder and note addressed to him under the floorboards of his bedroom, Nate is thrust into a dark mystery about a boy who went missing many, many years ago. Now, as strange happenings and weird creatures begin to track Nate, he must partner with Tabitha, a local girl, to find out what they want with him. But time is running out, for a powerful force is gathering strength in the woods at the edge of town, and before long Nate and Tabitha will be forced to confront a terrifying foe, and uncover the truth about the Lost Boy.

The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy
Author: Dave Pelzer
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9780757396069
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Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Imagine a young boy who has never had a loving home. His only possesions are the old, torn clothes he carries in a paper bag. The only world he knows is one of isolation and fear. Although others had rescued this boy from his abusive alcoholic mother, his real hurt is just begining -- he has no place to call home. This is Dave Pelzer's long-awaited sequel to A Child Called "It". In The Lost Boy, he answers questions and reveals new adventures through the compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered an F-Child (Foster Child), Dave is moved in and out of five different homes. He suffers shame and experiences resentment from those who feel that all foster kids are trouble and unworthy of being loved just because they are not part of a "real" family. Tears, laughter, devastation and hope create the journey of this little lost boy who searches desperately for just one thing -- the love of a family.

Lost Boy

Lost Boy
Author: Christina Henry
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780399584039
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Release: 2017-07-04
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the national bestselling author of Alice comes a familiar story with a dark hook—a tale about Peter Pan and the friend who became his nemesis, a nemesis who may not be the blackhearted villain Peter says he is… There is one version of my story that everyone knows. And then there is the truth. This is how it happened. How I went from being Peter Pan’s first—and favorite—lost boy to his greatest enemy. Peter brought me to his island because there were no rules and no grownups to make us mind. He brought boys from the Other Place to join in the fun, but Peter's idea of fun is sharper than a pirate’s sword. Because it’s never been all fun and games on the island. Our neighbors are pirates and monsters. Our toys are knife and stick and rock—the kinds of playthings that bite. Peter promised we would all be young and happy forever. Peter lies.

The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy
Author: Greg Ruth
Pages: 189
ISBN: 0439823323
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Release: 2013
Editor: Graphix
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

When Nate finds a tape recorder and note addressed to him in his new home, he is thrust into a dark mystery about a boy who went missing long ago, and must team with local girl Tabitha to uncover the truth.

Lost Boy

Lost Boy
Author: Brent W. Jeffs,Maia Szalavitz
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780767932271
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Release: 2009-05-19
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS), girls can become valuable property as plural wives, but boys are expendable, even a liability. In this powerful and heartbreaking account, former FLDS member Brent Jeffs reveals both the terror and the love he experienced growing up on his prophet’s compound—and the harsh exile existence that so many boys face once they have been expelled by the sect. Brent Jeffs is the nephew of Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned leader of the FLDS. The son of a prominent family in the church, Brent could have grown up to have multiple wives of his own and significant power in the 10,000-strong community. But he knew that behind the group’s pious public image—women in chaste dresses carrying babies on their hips—lay a much darker reality. So he walked away, and was the first to file a sexual-abuse lawsuit against his uncle. Now Brent shares his courageous story and that of many other young men who have become “lost boys” when they leave the FLDS, either by choice or by expulsion. Brent experienced firsthand the absolute power that church leaders wield—the kind of power that corrupts and perverts those who will do anything to maintain it. Once young men no longer belong to the church, they are cast out into a world for which they are utterly unprepared. More often than not, they succumb to the temptations of alcohol and other drugs. Tragically, Brent lost two of his brothers in this struggle, one to suicide, the other to overdose. In this book he shows that lost boys can triumph and that abuse and trauma can be overcome, and he hopes that readers will be inspired to help former FLDS members find their way in the world.

Lost Boy

Lost Boy
Author: Brent W. Jeffs
Pages: 241
ISBN: 9780767931786
Available:
Release: 2010-07
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In this powerful and heartbreaking account, the nephew of Warren Jeffs--the jailed former leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--reveals that leaving the sect can be just as harrowing for men as it is for women.

The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy
Author: Ayik Chut Deng
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780143796305
Available:
Release: 2020-03-31
Editor: Random House Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As a boy living in the Dinka tribe in what is now South Sudan, the youngest country in the world, Ayik Chut Deng was a member of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army (SPLA). During his time as a child soldier, he witnessed unspeakable violence and was regularly tortured by older boys. At age nineteen, he and his family escaped the conflict in Sudan and resettled in Toowoomba, Australia. But adjusting to his new life in small-town Queensland was more difficult than he anticipated. He was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder that was misdiagnosed as schizophrenia, leading to years of erratic behaviour on the wrong medication. He struggled with drugs and alcohol, fought with his family and found himself in trouble with the law before he came to the painful realisation that his behaviour was putting his life, as well as the lives of his loved ones, at risk. As an adult now living in Brisbane, Ayik is a father, working as an actor and volunteering at his local youth centre. Overcoming a childhood filled with torture and war was a process of lifelong learning, choices and challenges that included a remarkable chance encounter with a figure from his past, and an appearance on national television. The Lost Boy is an honest and revealing account of the complexities of trauma, and one man’s story of how he got to where he is today.

Lost Boy

Lost Boy
Author: Shelley Hrdlitschka
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781459816398
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Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Raised in a polygamous community, Jon starts to question the rules of his faith. After he is caught kissing a girl, he is forced to flee his town and the only life he knows. He finds a community of other Lost Boys, or "polygs," but is utterly unprepared for life outside his community of Unity. He spirals into a life of numbing booze, drugs and homelessness. When he hits rock bottom, someone from his past enters his new life and helps him find his way. Jon and several of the novel’s other characters were introduced in Shelley Hrdlitschka's earlier novel Sister Wife.

The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy
Author: Maggie Hartley
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781841884820
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Release: 2021-03-11
Editor: Orion
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Teenager Carl arrives on foster carer Maggie Hartley's doorstep following a terrible row with his father. Quiet, withdrawn and unhappy, Carl refuses to talk about his home life, and Maggie finds herself at a loss as to how to help this vulnerable, lost boy. It's clear that there's a very heavy burden resting on Carl's young shoulders, but with the boy refusing to confide in anyone, and with concerns about his mental health growing by the day, Maggie begins to feel desperate. A chance discovery in Carl's room finally reveals the truth behind the boy's anguish, and despite all her years of experience as a foster carer, Carl's secret is unlike anything Maggie has ever had to deal with before. Can Maggie help this confused and unhappy boy share the truth behind his misery? And can Carl ever find a way to move beyond his pain to live a happy, normal life?

The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy
Author: Dave Pelzer
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9781558745155
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Release: 1997
Editor: Health Communications, Inc.
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The author continues the story of his own child abuse, and his experiences being a foster child moving in and out of five different foster homes

The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy
Author: Thomas Wolfe
Pages: 95
ISBN: 0807844861
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Release: 1994-08-01
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Grover Gant, a young boy who died of typhoid fever at the turn of the century, is portrayed through the eyes of family members

Owl and the Lost Boy

Owl and the Lost Boy
Author: Amy Wilson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781529037852
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Release: 2020-10-15
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Return to the world of Amy Wilson's A Girl Called Owl in this sparkling seasonal novel Owl and the Lost Boy, from 'the rising star of children's fantasy'. Being stuck in an eternal summer is not fun. Especially when you're Jack Frost's daughter. Owl's friend Alberic – who also happens to be the Earl of Autumn's son – is missing. Determined to find him and end the perpetual summer, Owl and her best friend Mallory embark on an adventure that will take them deep into the magical world of time itself. But Alberic's disappearance is shrouded in secret, and there's more going on than meets the eye. As an epic battle of the elements approaches, will Owl and Alberic be able to control their magic and restore the natural world? Lose yourself in this glittering story of friendship, nature and the elements told with Amy Wilson's trademark magic and heart. 'A story of wild winds and bitter frosts with the warmth of friendship at its heart' Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song on A Girl Called Owl 'A sparklingly frosty read, full of feisty characters, myth and mystery' Daily Mail on A Girl Called Owl

Lost Boy

Lost Boy
Author: Christina Henry
Pages: 304
ISBN: 178565568X
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Release: 2017-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The author of Alice takes readers through a dark tale of Peter Pan, who turns his best friend into his nemesis, Captain Hook. On an island lives a boy called Peter and his band of merry lost boys, young forever. That is, unless they get sick or killed by pirates or eaten by crocodiles or unless--inexplicably--they grow old. For some of them do grow old, and nobody knows why. One of these boys is called Jamie, and he was the first boy that Peter ever brought to the island. Jamie's lived there for longer than he can remember, and it's not all fun and games. Peter thinks the boys are replaceable, that if one dies or grows up, he can swap in another from the Other Place, the place where he collects new playmates. Jamie looks out for the boys and takes care of them. He does everything Peter does not. Jamie tries to keep them alive because, to him, they matter. When Peter steals a boy who is too young, Jamie takes the boy under his wing. But Peter won't have that, for nobody will ever take Jamie from him. Ever.

A Child Called It

A Child Called It
Author: Dave Pelzer
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781558743663
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Release: 1995-09
Editor: Health Communications, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother

The Lost Boy Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck Book 7

The Lost Boy  Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck  Book 7
Author: Camilla Lackberg
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780007419562
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Release: 2013-03-14
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg’s new psychological thriller – irresistible for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.

lost boy lost girl

lost boy lost girl
Author: Peter Straub
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781588363169
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Release: 2003-10-07
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A woman commits suicide for no apparent reason. A week later, her son—beautiful, troubled fifteen-year-old Mark Underhill—vanishes from the face of the earth. To his uncle, horror novelist Timothy Underhill, Mark’s inexplicable absence feels like a second death. After his sister-in-law’s funeral, Tim searches his hometown of Millhaven for clues that might help him unravel this mystery of death and disappearance. He soon learns that a pedophilic murderer is on the loose in the vicinity, and that shortly before his mother’s suicide Mark had become obsessed with an abandoned house where he imagined the killer might have taken refuge. No mere empty building, the house on Michigan Street whispers from attic to basement with the echoes of a long-hidden true-life horror story, and Tim Underhill comes to fear that in investigating its unspeakable history, Mark stumbled across its last and greatest secret: a ghostly lost girl who may have coaxed the needy, suggestible boy into her mysterious domain. With lost boy lost girl, Peter Straub affirms once again that he is the master of literary horror.

Lost Boy The

Lost Boy  The
Author: Ayik Chut Deng
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780143796299
Available:
Release: 2020-03-31
Editor: Random House Australia
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In episode 1 of the Ray Martin fronted SBS series Look me in the eye two South Sudanese migrants now resident in Brisbane sat across from each other and looked into each other's eyes. One of them, Ayik, was once a ten-year-old boy soldier training in the junior forces of the SPLA and like many of the young boys hating it. He regularly ran away, sometimes to refugee camps, but was found, dragged back and brutally punished by then fourteen-year-old Anyang, the man now sitting opposite him. After a tumultuous life in Africa, Ayik brings that trauma with him to Australia and at various times gets in trouble with the law over violence, alcohol and drugs. He is misdiagnosed as schizophrenic and is wrongly medicated for years. One day at a Brisbane church he looks across and sees his childhood torturer and is filled with hate. They do not interact then, but on their next encounter, a few years later, Ayik speaks with Anyang and says if they were still in Africa he would kill him. Thankfully a number of forces (including the law and parenthood and a better psychiatrist) eventually set Ayik on the straight and narrow. He is studying, working as an actor and volunteering at his local PCYC. An incredibly honest book showing that recovering from torture and war is a process of lifelong learning, choices and challenges.

The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy
Author: Duncan Staff
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780857502124
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Release: 2013
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Between 1963 and 1965 the Moors Murderers - Ian Brady and Myra Hindley - kidnapped and murdered five children before they were caught and sentenced to life in prison. The case shook the nation and has held us both horrified and fascinated for fifty years. Three of the children - Pauline Reade, John Kilbride and Lesley Ann Downey - were discovered in shallow graves on Saddleworth Moor. Edward Evans' body was found in their spare bedroom. The body of Keith Bennett has never been found. In the late nineties Myra Hindley contributed to a documentary on the murders, made by Duncan Staff. When she died in 2002 he was sent her unpublished papers. Drawing on this unique resource, and with the cooperation of the families of the victims, the police and expert witnesses, Duncan Staff is able to cast new light on the crimes, Hindley's relationship with Brady and her life in prison. And in this new edition of his bestselling book he is able to present, for the first time, compelling new evidence about the Moors murderers' system for hiding their victims' bodies.

Owl and the Lost Boy

Owl and the Lost Boy
Author: Amy Wilson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1529037840
Available:
Release: 2020-10-15
Editor: Macmillan Children's Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Owl and the Lost Boy is Amy Wilson's magical follow-up to the critically-acclaimed novel, A Girl Called Owl.

Lost Boy No More

Lost Boy No More
Author: Abraham Nhial,DiAnn Mills
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780805431865
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Release: 2004
Editor: B&H Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lost Boys Of Sudan.