Just Gone

Just Gone

Book - 2013
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Mother Anqelique runs a shelter for homeless mothers and their children in a run-down inner-city area, where drug addiction, prostitution and random acts of violence are facts of life. One day, newly orphaned Jamal and his sister Chantay arrive at the shelter, hungry and scared. As Angelique tries to find a new home for them, she develops a fascination with seven-year-old Jamal, who seems to inhabit a world of his own. Jamal tells her fantastic stories of a man named Jacky Wacky, who protects the poor children of the city and punishes the adults who harm them. A God-fearing woman, Angelique doesn't believe his stories at first. But strange things begin to happen whenever Jamal is around, and Mother Angelique is forced to admit that the world may contain stranger truths than her faith can explain.
Publisher: Victoria, B.C. : Raven Books, c2013.
ISBN: 9781459803275
Branch Call Number: LIT COL FICTION KOW
Characteristics: 107 p. ; 19 cm.

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muffinpopcorn
May 15, 2014

Really liked how this story was different than the run of the mill books. Was heartwarming and showed how caring can really make a difference. Enjoyable quick read .

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IrishMoon
Feb 18, 2014

This is an excellent, thought provoking, quick read about survival, making a difference, and the choices we make throughout life. Although the subject matter is dark and the book "should" be depressing, the author leaves you with hope and a warm heart.

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