At fourteen, Fergy is tired of his familyas life style. Heas tired of living in a van with his parents, J. P. and Gussie, and his younger sister, Ooma. Heas sick of peddling honey and pamphlets of his fatheras writings. And most of all he hates stealing things, even though J. P. says itas all right to areclaima necessities from society. Fergy listens to J. P. talk about the evils of athe system, a and gradually Fergy realizes that he no longer believes or respects his father. In fact, Fergy longs more than anything to be a part of that system! One day, when Fergyas father steals a motor home from an elderly couple who have befriended them, Fergy knows the time has come to act. Heas fed up, and he has to escape. Early one morning, with Ooma in tow, Fergy runs away. Gussieas wealthy parents live in Boston, and Fergy hopes that if he can find them he and Ooma can have the aregular and normala life he longs for. How Fergy comes to grips with his relationship with his parents and his own expectations makes a provocative, at times painful, but always absorbing story about a boyas determination to make a better life for himself.Ooma slept for a good while and woke up feeling more cheerful. ... I didna#39;t dare spend any money on food, because we hardly had any left, but I got Ooma a soda and then went off to the phone booths to find a telephone book. I got the one foranbsp;...
|Title||:||Outside Looking In|
|Author||:||James Lincoln Collier|
|Publisher||:||AudioGO - 2013-06-01|