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152886896X
Large print:A boy without hope: the heartbreaking true story of a troubled boy with a terrible past; Casey Watson:2019 A boy without hope: the heartbreaking true story of a troubled boy with a terrible past; Casey Watson
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Author: Watson, Casey
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Large print
Class Number: 362.733092
Publisher: Clipper Large Print Books, 2019
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781528868969
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Standard print edition originally published: London: Harper Element, 2018
'A Boy Without Hope' is the heart-breaking story of a boy who didn't know the meaning of love. A history of abuse and neglect has left Miller destined for life's scrap heap. But in this turbulent story of conflict and struggle, Casey Watson is determined to help Miller overcome his demons, show him love and give him hope.
Additional information: 336 pages (large print), pbk
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