Middle of Nowhere

Middle of Nowhere

Book - 2012
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Curtis, a twelve-year-old boy who is used to taking care of himself and his five-year-old brother Artie, does not worry when his mother does not return from her night job at the local gas bar, but when the landlord demands the rent and they max out their mother's credit cards, the boys run away with their neighbor Mrs. Burt. As the summer with Mrs. Burt comes to a close, Curtis begins to wonder whether Mrs. Burt is helping them or kidnapped them.
Publisher: Toronto ; Berkeley, CA : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781554981311
155498131X
Branch Call Number: J FICTION ADDERSON
Characteristics: 214 p. ; 20 cm

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gabbyparker1964
Jun 18, 2017

I actually didn't finish this one because I didn't have enough time but a couple people have filled me in on the ending. I loved it how Curtis and his little Bother Artie's mother doesn't come home forcing them to break laws and live on the edge. I didn't get that far in the book but apparently, the lady across the street takes them to her cabin in "the middle if nowhere " and they have to adapt to first of all living in an unknown place where there is not a car in sight and second of all living without a mother or father . Overall 5.0 stars ;)

branch_reviews Mar 20, 2013

Curtis is 12 and his brother Artie is 5 when their mother disappears. Not wanting to go back into foster care, Curtis tries very hard not to let anyone know that he and Artie are alone. When he starts doing odd jobs and favours for old Mrs. Burt across the street, he realizes she could be a big help to them. When school gets out, the three of them journey up to her old cabin, in the “Middle of Nowhere” and they spend a blissful summer learning about wilderness living. An easy read with very strong likeable characters. Audience Reading Level: Gr. 3 - 5 Reviewed by JK

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branch_reviews Mar 20, 2013

branch_reviews thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 10

themkwjeremy13 Jun 30, 2012

themkwjeremy13 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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