When Jeff Comes Home by Catherine Atkins

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Jeff Hart was thirteen when a man kidnapped him at knife point. Now he's sixteen and back with his family. But how can he adjust to the "normal" life of a California teenager? What will it be like to see his old friends, even to go back to school, when everyone is wondering exactly what happened to him? What does his family, and especially his father, think about the relationship he developed with his kidnapper? And how can Jeff live with himself after all he has been through?

This powerful and unsettling novel explores the mind of a boy struggling to come to terms with who he was, and who he is now, after an experience that has changed his life.

About Catherine Atkins

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Published September 13, 1999 by Putnam Juvenile. 231 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Jeff’s intelligent, driven father, who has lost so much of his own life in the search for his son, tries to control Jeff’s recovery, too.

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Kidnapped from a roadside rest stop by a man named Ray, 16-year-old Jeff has spent the past two and a half years locked in a dark basement.

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Nude photos of Jeff are found.) Three years ago Jeff was kidnapped at knifepoint.

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