Heaven Eyes by David Almond

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Erin Law and her friends are Damaged Children. At least that is the label given to them by Maureen, the woman who runs the orphanage that they live in. Damaged, Beyond Repair because they have no parents to take care of them. But Erin knows that if they care for each other they can put up with the psychologists, the social workers, the therapists -- at least most of the time. Sometimes there is nothing left but to run away, to run for freedom. And that is what Erin and two friends do, run away one night downriver on a raft. What they find on their journey is stranger than you can imagine, maybe, and you might not think it's true. But Erin will tell you it is all true. And the proof is a girl named Heaven Eyes, who sees through all the darkness in the world to the joy that lies beneath.

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About David Almond

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DAVID ALMOND lives in England.
Published May 29, 2009 by Laurel Leaf. 256 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romance. Fiction

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In one of his quests, years earlier, Grampa pulled the tiny Heaven Eyes from the mud and has raised and protected her in isolation.

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The children discover two strangers who live alongside the Middens in a dilapidated settlement: Heaven Eyes, a ghostlike girl with webbed hands (so named because "her lovely eyes...

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January is convinced that one day his mother will return for him and Erin sometimes steals away to her room, puts on her mother's lipstick and perfume and lies on her bed trying to conjour up the image of her loved parent.

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On their journey, they meet a mysterious girl called Heaven Eyes who introduces them to a frightening but fascinating new world.

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ABC Perth

i better get a good grade on this book report which i wouldn't recomend doing on a book like this Remarks Excellent - those who read and know good literature will appreciate the message.

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ABC Perth

Jeanette rates it 2 out of 5 -- it's alright, for ten year olds lisa rates it 2.5 out of 5 -- this book is bloody wierd thats all i can say about it Mason rates it 4 out of 5 -- I think that this book was very well written.

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