Guitar Boy by MJ Auch

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Travis Tacey doesn’t have it easy: his mom’s in the hospital suffering from brain trauma after a terrible car accident, and his father has lost his good sense in the aftermath and kicked him out. Homeless, penniless, and only fourteen years old, Travis tries to make money off of his singing and guitar playing skills. But when his beloved guitar—a family heirloom—is stolen, Travis grows desperate. By a stroke of luck, he gets a job helping a guitar maker. Through Travis’s love of music, his devotion to his family, and the kindness of strangers, he begins to find his way in the world. But how will he keep his family together?
 

About MJ Auch

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M. J. Auch is the award-winning author of One-Handed Catch, Wing Nut, and numerous other books for young readers. Books were a part of M. J.'s life from an early age; her mother was a second grade teacher who always made sure there were plenty of books in the house. M. J. now lives on a small farm in upstate New York with her husband and co-illustrator, Herm, and their two dogs, Sophie and Zeke.
 
Published September 14, 2010 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 272 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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After his mother sustains a serious head injury, 14-year-old Travis faces enough challenges to leave a lesser kid in despair.

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