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Nicholas Dane

Author: Melvin Burgess
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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When his single mother dies of a heroin overdose, fourteen-year-old Nick is sent into England's institutional care system, where he endures harsh punishment, sexual abuse, and witnesses horrors on a daily basis before emerging, emotionally scarred but still alive. Loosely based on "Oliver Twist."
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Genre/Form: Young adult works
Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Young adult fiction
Bildungsromans
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melvin Burgess
ISBN: 9780805092035 080509203X
OCLC Number: 504222634
Description: 403 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Melvin Burgess.

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When his single mother dies of a heroin overdose, fourteen-year-old Nick is sent into England's institutional care system, where he endures harsh punishment, sexual abuse, and witnesses horrors on a daily basis before emerging, emotionally scarred but still alive. Loosely based on "Oliver Twist."

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Not a fairy tale but is fast-paced with vivid characters.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2011-04-27) Good Permalink

Nicholas Dane has lost everything at the tender age of seventeen. He never had much, but when his mother dies suddenly under suspicious circumstances, his life becomes even more unsteady. Now he has to go to a home for troubled boys, (Nick steals, smokes and skips school) where life is a jumble of...
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