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A troublesome boy [electronic resource]. Paul Vasey.

Vasey, Paul. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781554982011 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books Ltd., 2012.

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Summary, etc.: Teddy can't believe how fast his life has changed in just two years. When he was twelve, his father took off, and then his mother married Henry, a man Teddy despises. But Teddy has no control over his life, and adults make all the decisions, especially in 1959. Henry decides that Teddy should be sent to St. Ignatius Academy for Boys, an isolated boarding school run by the Catholic church.St. Iggy's, Teddy learns, is a cold, unforgiving place ߞ something between a juvenile detention center and reform school. The other boys are mostly a cast of misfits and eccentrics, but Teddy quickly becomes best friends with Cooper, a wise-cracking, Wordsworth-loving kid with a history of neglect. Despite the priests' ruthless efforts to crack down on the slightest hint of defiance or attitude, the boys get by for a while on their wits, humor and dreams of escape. But the beatings, humiliation and hours spent in the school's infamous "time-out" rooms, and the institutionalized...
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Subject: Young Adult Fiction.
Literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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