The Summer of Owen Todd

The Summer of Owen Todd

eBook - 2017
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Owen and his best friend, Sean, are both eleven years old. They've lived on Cape Cod all their lives, and now that they're a little older, they'll finally be free to spend some time on their own. But Sean's mother has a different idea—she hires a babysitter to look after Sean. Paul is in his twenties, and a well-liked guy from church. Paul starts doing things that just feel wrong. Because they've always been as close as brothers, Sean tells Owen, and no one else. What's not certain to Owen is what he should do. Sean warns him not to tell anyone what is happening. But if Owen doesn't tell, could something even worse happen to Sean?This harrowing and sensitively told tale of child abuse is a must-read for anyone who might ever be called upon to help a friend in need.
Publisher: 2017.
ISBN: 9780374305529
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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JCLJoyH Jun 04, 2018

This is a very important but tough topic to read about. It covers an extremely sensitive but important topic that is also heartbreaking. It also sends a crucial message about the hard choices that have to be made in the name of friendship.

Jan 05, 2018

This book is marked J- Juvenile and I picked it up for my 9 year old as I quickly went through the book shelves. Fortunately, I decided to glimpse at it and found shockingly that it is really too much to be rated as J. This book should at least be a teen level although it says it is for kids aged 10 and up.
The topic is an extremely sensitive one and must be understood by parents as well as kids to be cautious against predators in the society. However for pre-teen kids, it is better that a trusted adult discusses with them rather than them reading the book on their own. Hence I would recommend parents to read this heart-breaking book and raise awareness on this topic.
Kudos to the author for a sensitive portrayal of harsh realities.

ArapahoeKati Nov 06, 2017

This book is really hard to review because it's about an extremely sensitive subject that will break your heart. It's very well-written and engaging, but child sexual abuse is incredibly tough to read about.

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