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The agony of Bun O'Keefe / Heather Smith.

Smith, Heather, (author.).

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria F SMI (Text) 37521530864166 AMPL Teen New Fiction Available -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch TEEN FICTION SMITH (Text) 37516002032238 Teen Fiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville YA FIC SMI (Text) 37323005317204 NEW-BKS Available -
Peabody PL - Columbia City YP SMITH (Text) 30403002262582 Young Adult - Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780143198659 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780143198666 (epub)
  • Physical Description: 216 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Plattsburgh, NY : Razorbill Canada, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: It's Newfoundland, 1986. Fourteen-year-old bun O'Keefe has lived a solitary life in an unsafe, unsanitary house. Her mother is a compulsive hoarder, and Bun has had little contact with the outside world. What she's learned about life comes from the random books and old VHS tapes that she finds in the boxes and bags her mother brings home. Bun and her mother rarely talk, so when Bun's mother tells Bun to leave one day, she does. Hitchhiking out of town, Bun ends up on the streets of St. John's. Fortunately, the first person she meets is Busker Boy, a street musician who senses her naivety and takes her in. Together they live in a house with an eclectic cast of characters: Chef, a hotel dishwasher with culinary dreams; Cher, a drag queen with a tragic past; Big Eyes, a Catholic school girl desperately trying to reinvent herself; and The Landlord, a man whom Bun is told to avoid at all cost. Through her experiences with her new roommates, and their sometimes tragic revelations, Bun learns about the world beyond the walls of her mother's house and discovers the joy of being part of a new family.
Subject: Runaway children > Juvenile fiction.
Child abuse > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Runaways > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.

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