Out of Nowhere by Ouida Sebestyen

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When he yanks his duffel out of the car, Harley knows he's never going back to his old life of drifting around with his mother and her latest boyfriend. Joining forces with an improbable assortment of characters, Harley begins to embrace new bonds of kinship. A heartfelt novel about daring to start over, and the risks and rewards of forging a new "family" of one's own.
 

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Published January 1, 1994 by Orchard Books. 183 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sebestyen (Words by Heart, 1979) is a splendid storyteller whose characters hurt one another and make painful mistakes but ultimately learn to work together--while also endearing themselves (and offering some fine insights) to each other and the reader.

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Left on the desert to fend for himself after his free-spirited mother runs off with the owner of a BMW, 13-year-old Harley joins forces with four other cast-offs, namely Ish, a pit bull dumped by his owner;

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In a starred review, PW said that the author ``brilliantly portrays the triumph of the human spirit'' in describing an abandoned 13-year-old who meets a small group of outcasts and discovers the true meaning of family.

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