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Killing time in Crystal City

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Simon & Schuster BFYR,
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First edition.
A teen runs away from his broken life and invents a new one in this dazzling adventure from Printz Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Chris Lynch. Crystal City called for him, and Kevin answered. And why wouldn't he? His relationship with his father is broken--as is his arm. With barely anyone to miss him or care if he's gone, it seemed like the perfect time for Kevin to run away to his estranged uncle and create an entirely new identity. New name. New attitude. New friends. Maybe even a new girl. From the first moment of adventure, Kevin's life takes a turn for the exciting. Making friends seems easy with his new persona, especially when a group of homeless beach bums instantly includes him in their crew. But do they like the real Kevin, or the guy he's pretending to be? And will this new lifestyle help Kevin escape from the misery of his former life--or will it drag him right back into the reasons he left home?
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subject_facet Dysfunctional families -- Fiction, Family problems -- Fiction, Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Homeless persons -- Fiction, Runaways -- Fiction, Uncles -- Fiction
title_display Killing time in Crystal City
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