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Romeo is Homeless by [Frayn, Julie]
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About the Author

Bean counter by day, Julie Frayn spends her off hours penning award-winning novels and short stories that pack a punch. And a few stabs. When not working or writing, Julie spend as much time as possible with her babies. Well, they're grown adults now, but they still think she's cool. Right kids? Right? Hello?

In grade school, Julie was a math whiz, loved to write stories and poems in English class, and had an artistic flair for pencil drawings and pen and ink pointillism. When it came time to choose a career, she was torn between three loves. Her artistic brain ached to create. But her practical side, and the need to eat, won out. Though she's devoted her career to numbers, she revels in the written word.

Follow her at www.twitter.com/juliefrayn and www.facebook.com/juliebirdfrayn. Subscribe to her blog at www.juliefrayn.com.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1365 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Julie Frayn; 3 edition (13 Feb. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #421,667 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This review is about all Julie Frayn's books. Since retiring, I read a lot. I have come across books by good authors, but seldom from great writers. Julie Frayn is, in my opinion, a great author. Her story telling is unique and her talent. She brings out all the human emotions. I have punched the air when a baddie has been caught, laughed, cried. I got so involved in the story and characters. Her books took on a journey and only the great writers can do this. I definitely recommend all her books. Enjoy.
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What an amazing book - the first I have read by this author, who takes you on a journey of discovery through the eyes of a teenage girl, who thinks that running away from her backwoods home to the bright lights of the big city will fulfill her dreams to escape the humdrum routine of her daily life and her family who never let her do anything. The reality is hard-hitting and heartbreaking. This gritty novel will take you to places you didn't know existed, to a life that you hope never to have to see, but in a way that has you wanting to read more and more, without the heavy language that can sometimes be used in this type of novel. I found that I couldn't put it down and was picking the book up to read whenever I had five minutes, even if it were only over a quick lunch (although there are parts of the book that I would not recommend you read while eating .. :-) .. but that didn't stop me). The author has created characters that you are drawn to and who carry you along with them right to the bitter-sweet end. This novel isn't just another love-story - it is a book that will pull your emotions in many different directions and leave a lasting impression once you have finished it. I highly recommend this book.
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This is a powerful and emotive book, it really took me on one heck of a journey. I love the way author Julie Frayn inserts honest grit and the edgy hardness of life into her plot and characters, after adoring her book Mazie Baby I was keen to read this one with an eager heart.

August is living on a working farm in "Hicksville, somewhere USA" - in her own words she doesn't feel she has a life, up in the morning to help with the pigs, collect the eggs, all before heading off to high school. Living under strict rules to not date, or do much at all that most teens are doing really, she rebels against the confines of her cage she feels she is in, from under the controlling aspect of her mother (who really only wants her to be safe and well) and decides to run away to the big lights in the big city. She is thinking it's going to be just like in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Not so dear girl, not so.

August is quickly dragged into the world of a group of street kids when her tiny amount of money runs out very quickly. She is helped by Reese, a charismatic young teen who has been on the streets of the big city for quite some time, a recovering heroin addict who has kicked the habit and trying to stay clean.

This is not a pretty young adult book at all, it pushed a lot of buttons for me as I too as a teenager was a street kid, but in Sydney, Australia and I related to a lot that was written in this book. Thankfully some elements of it never touched me, but it touches these teenagers and your heart will break for them. They sell their bodies to buy food and live, their innocence lost forever in the back seats of cars and on dirty mattresses in cheap "by the hour" hotels. This is not living, this is survival at it's ugliest.
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Suicide City, a Love Story by Julie Frayn

Sixteen year old August Bailey wants off of her Iowa farm and away from her strict and controlling Mother. She wants to live in the City, Charlesworth. So one day she decides to run away. Once she gets to Charlesworth she has little money and no where to go.

She meets up with a cute homeless boy named Reese. He lives on the streets, is battling a heroine addition and fighting his urges to cut himself (again). August falls in love with Reese, she feels he is her true love and wants to be with him.

She learns of his past, and why he chose to live this way. She finds that life on the streets is not easy, they have a rough life and the things the homeless teens do to survive is shocking to sheltered August.

A well written story of young love, innocence lost, the bond of friendship and unconditional love. August is very sheltered and naive, yet she is very likable. Reese comes from a broken home, his life is not easy. He is likable. I wanted him to find himself and happiness and get off the mean streets.

The vivid details told through August, Reese and Augusts' Mothers point of view, is compelling and emotional. We know exactly how they feel. I like that in a book. The plot is true to life and heart-breaking. Watching what the homeless teens go through is tragic, sad and frightening.

August learns that every choice has consequences, some are good, others are not. Living on the streets gives her an eye opening taste of reality, what she has, and what she lost. I was hooked from the first page until the last.

Suicide City, a Love Story left an impression on my heart. I highly recommend to Young Adult and Adult readers. A true five star, memorable thought-provoking, emotional read. Fantastic.
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