The Beggars' Ride by Theresa Nelson

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Twelve-year-old Clare flees an unhappy home life and tries to survive on the streets of Atlantic City with a small gang of homeless kids, each of whom has his own secret reason for distrusting society.
 

About Theresa Nelson

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Theresa Nelson has written eight books for young readers, and at least six as-of-yet-unproduced screenplays. Four of her novels have been cited as Best Books of the Year by "School Library Journal" " The 25[ Miracle", " And One for All", " The Beggar's Ride", and "Earthshine, " a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book. She lives in Los Angeles, California, and is married to actor Kevin Cooney. They are the parents of three grown sons.
 
Published September 1, 1992 by Orchard Books (NY). 242 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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Fleeing Mama's latest (Sid), Clare rifles her purse for enough money to get to Atlantic City, where she hopes to find Joey, the only one of Mama's boyfriends to treat her kindly.

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With this final installment, Kress brings her Beggars trilogy to a powerful close. The earlier novels (Beggars in Spain and Beggars and Choosers) chronicled the rise of the Sleepless, genetically enha

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This chronicle of a runaway's time on the tawdry boardwalks of Atlantic City, said PW , is ``unvarnished, compelling and, sadly, relevant.'' Ages 11-up.

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As much as Sleepers may envy the Sleepless, however, they crave the advancements provided by Sleepless scientists.

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