I spent a lot of time on this book becuase I read it while I was in the middle of a move and didn't have much time for reading. 1: Pride and Joy by Brian K. Vaughan, Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. published 2008, avg rating 3.85 — It's full of candor and naivety an. published 2009, avg rating 3.58 — Paints a picture of the reality of life on the streets for youth in Canada and the US, and shows both the power and the failure of agencies who claim to 'support' children and youth in-care. by Harper Perennial. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 48,595 ratings — 2,154 ratings — 8: Dead End Kids (Hardcover), Runaways, Vol. published 2012, avg rating 3.60 — This is her first. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. List View List. There were so many times when I wanted to hold Evelyn and tell her it would be all right, and sometimes I wanted to shake her and tell herself to get together.

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Books shelved as runaways: Runaways, Vol. 78 ratings — 2: Teenage Wasteland (Paperback), Runaways, Vol. published 2008, avg rating 4.20 — I thought that I wasn't enjoying it due to the amount of time I spent on it, but after sitting down determined to finsh this one I decided I just don't like it. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. I find it REALLY hard to sympathize with Lau in this book, and I fear this will come abandoned. Keeping Your Child from Running Away Again, Our Runaway and Homeless Youth: A Guide to Understanding. I felt like slapping and crying for Evelyn throughout. You saw into her mind, into her feelings of hopelessness. Her parents had never understand her and they forbid her to write, although she was great at her hobby; she mentioned in the book that she was forced to hide her stories and poems under the handbooks so that her parents were thinking that she is studying (it was - in their opinion - the most important activity young person should do) when she was actually writing.

I mean it is a teenager's diary so pretty much by definition it's got to be miserable right? published 1876, avg rating 3.70 — Start by marking “Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid” as Want to Read: Error rating book.

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updated Oct 17, 2010 12:53PM — published 2012, avg rating 4.10 — Direction and support are provided for parents from this clinical psychologist, who notes that there are few resources and programs across the nation designed specifically to help families with runaway youths. The glimpse into her mind showed me that there were similarities between us, despite me leading a completely different life, such as the inability to fit in well or feel apart from other people. Adventure & Survival - Teen Fiction: Books. it's about evelyn lau running away due to pressures from parents about excelling academically. 4: But You Can't Hide (Paperback), The Higher Power of Lucky (The Hard Pan Trilogy, #1), Secret Invasion: Runaways/Young Avengers (Paperback), Author Helps Families Survive the Holidays in a Dysfunctional or Abusive Home. Basil E. Frankweiler (Paperback), Runaways, Vol. published 2006, avg rating 3.91 — 26,432 ratings — published 2011, avg rating 4.17 — Be the first to ask a question about Runaway. There were so many times when I wanted to hold Evelyn and tell her it would be all right, and sometimes I wanted to shake her and tell herself to get together. 5,619 ratings — published 2007, avg rating 3.91 — Pulling no punches, she illustrates what her life was like during some of her lowest points. 52,323 ratings — Her parents had never understand her and they forbid her to write, although she was great at her hobby; she mentioned in the book that she was forced to hide her stories and poems under the handbooks so that her parents were thinking that she is studying (it was - in their opinion - the most important activity young person should do) when she was actua. 17,273 ratings — But to be honest this book is a real downer. She goes on and on about the horrific time she has trying to get away from her parents and taking too many drugs. Add to Wishlist. Couldn't put the book down, and it really increased my need to write in my own dia. This record is. It was an opening to a lot of controlling parents, and the life of people that live on the street. I was assigned to read this book in an Asian American literature class of mine. As a book though I don't think I'll be coming back to this unless I wer. From the real journal of a young girl who ran away and became involved with drugs and prostitution. published 2018, avg rating 4.03 —

published 2004, avg rating 4.24 — She focuses on the people treating her and her interactions with them more than what she does in between the times of her doctor, and var. It may be dark and depressing, but it is realistic, genuine, and full of raw emotions that you can't help but feel remorseful towards Evelyn Lau and at the same time respect her as the author she is today. I mean it is a teenager's diary so pretty much by definition it's got to be miserable right? 191,493 ratings — Slesnick also explains some of the factors common to these children and their families, as well as what happens to the youths when they leave home. I finally finished Runaway diary of a street kid by Evelyn Lau after many days struggling to get through the first half. Although I found the author to be a good writer I had to abandon this book.

And it's cool that it's a REAL diary; I have so much respect for that. She goes on and on about the horrific time she has trying to get away from her parents and taking too many drugs. This book is at the junction of many things: memoirs about living on the streets, addiction and prostitution, yes, but also writing, trauma and healing. published 2000, avg rating 3.98 — 757,367 ratings — The stories of four among hundreds of runaway youths treated in Slesnick's program illustrate points in this volume, which offers a summary of the information known about runaway and homeless children and teenagers. published 2008, avg rating 4.25 — published 2006, avg rating 3.52 —

published 2003, 28 chapters — As a book though I don't think I'll be coming back to this unless I were feeling gross too and wanted to commiserate with Evelyn. This book was absolutely amazing. published 2019, avg rating 3.81 — Refresh and try again. 11,529 ratings — Welcome back. published 1967, avg rating 4.03 — she eventually became a prostitute who lived on the streets and became a junkie. published 2015, avg rating 4.12 — This book caught my eye because she's Chinese and lives in Vancouver (like me!!!). Evelyn is definantly a great writer, but this book is slow in my opinion. I’d say go ahead and read it if you are interested in psychology, you’re gonna enjoy it for sure. 1,304 ratings — Rent and save from the world's largest eBookstore. Brilliant writing. I know it was supposed to portraying a harrowing period in the life of Evelyn Lau, now poet laureate of Vancouver, but is still difficult to read. it was one of the saddest memoirs i've ever read. The thing I like the most about "Runaway" is the fact that Evelyn, young Chinese girl who lives in Canada, always had a dream to become a writer. A brilliant (cannot say this enough) piece. 3,668 ratings —

Three metaphors per sentence is too much for me - had to quit the book after 100 pages. Great book reflecting on substance abuse and overcoming many issues. We’d love your help. published 2005, avg rating 3.66 — It seemed quite scandalous and smutty to me at the time, although in hindsight I can't say whether it was truly graphic/pornographic, or if I was just too young for the subject matter. I found it really hard to read and was conflicted at the start to wether or not I was giving it my full attention, it wasn’t until about half way that I realised that it was just not for me. People are thirsty. But to be honest this book is a real downer. I would for sure recommend this. 6: Parental Guidance (Paperback), Runaways, Vol. 12,847 ratings — While incredibly frustrating at times, Lau's autobiography of her life as a teenage prostitute and drug addict is raw and visceral. Definitely a recommended read. Frustrated and discouraged by her parents, who forbade her to "waste" valuable study time writing, Evelyn ran away at the age of fourteen. published 2006, avg rating 4.15 — I know it was supposed to portraying a harrowing period in the life of Evelyn Lau, now poet laureate of Vancouver, but is still difficult to read.

This book caught my eye because she's Chinese and lives in Vancouver (like me!!!). Living with her parents was so hard for her that she broke away from home and decided to spent next few years in the street. It's full of candor and naivety and the kind of intelligence that produces incredibly on-the-nose insights and self-awareness, which do not translate to any abilities to strategically manipulate events or people - it's endearing and genuine, but, pragmatically speaking, not optimal. The stories of four among hundreds of runaway youths treated in Slesnick's program illustrate points in this volume, which offers a summary of the information known about runaway and homeless children and teenagers. published 2004, avg rating 4.16 — 918,157 ratings — 4,273 ratings — 5: Escape to New York (Paperback), Assuming Names: A Con Artist's Masquerade (ebook), Runaways, Vol. She wrote a book and we're actually reading it. 2,240 ratings — 5,556 ratings — Her parents' ambitions for her were wholly irreconcilable with her own; consequently, her home and school lives were desperately unhappy. 7,367 ratings — I thought that I wasn't enjoying it due to the amount of time I spent on it, but after sitting down determined to finsh this one I decided I just don't like it. Later on we can read about all these things you have to suffer from if you're a kid addicted to drugs and being a prostitute with no place to go after "work" - we know these things from other books, more, let's say, popular; but during these years full of anxiety and fear she had never gave up dreaming of becoming a writer - her ambition never left her and we read about the most horrible things we can imagine, raped kid, abandoned kid, kid high on drugs, and she suddenly says: "And I'm afraid that I lost my ability to write"- and then we realize that, wow, it's amazing, but she did it! It's kind of TOO MUCH. 2,058 ratings — published 2006, avg rating 3.80 — Evelyn is definantly a great writer, but this book is slow in my opinion. While I read it, I just couldn't put it down. 1 - 20 of 2256 results. 4,076 ratings — published 2006, avg rating 4.05 — published 2009, avg rating 4.18 — published 2006, avg rating 4.13 — published, avg rating 4.25 — Great book, easy read. When a writer writes words for others to read..and those words are so deeply personal..that life lived written for others to read, watch, absorb..that writer always deserves the respect of the readers.

4: True Believers (Paperback), Runaways, Vol. This is one of the most instrising books ever if I where you I wold buy it.

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