*Condition Note: This book is in very good condition and very clean, it is top corner bent.*
I was a shadow, the silent child, never spoken to or touched except in anger. No hello. No goodbye. No "I love you" "Bad seed," said my mother. I was Nobody's Boy.
We moved more than 100 times before I was in my teens. We kids sometimes ate chicken feed, or chewed tar from telephone poles. But I bore the brunt. One summer my six siblings all got gifts. Not me. Not a trinket. I was Nobody.
First Mom disappeared then Dad, sot the State of California gave me a number 10114. "Who would want to adopt you?" they said. I learned to hide the tears, the vulnerable child, beneath my warrior mask. Then my parents reappeared and jerked us kids back into a lower hell.
There were glimmers of hope. A class for the gifted. Straight A's. An honor student. But who cared? My dad's parting words: "You'll never be able to hold a job and make a living."
Even as a successful teacher, I was the hollow man. There was no way on earth for heaven to reach me, even if God Himself appeared in the sky. Or so I thought...
1. Nobody's Boy: The Bad Seed
2. Big Troubles
3. Juvie Hall
4. School Days and Seeds of Rebellion
5. Abuse: The Twice Killer
6. a Salute to a Sergeant and a Ring for My Lady
7. I Pick Up a "Little Something"
8. Wegener's Granulomatosis
9. The Hill Beautiful
10. Bills, Chills, and Walking Free
11. The Enemy Attacks
12. The King of Care
13. Lessons From Mr. Squirrel
14. Bryan the Lion and Other Tales
15. What a Real Father Is Like
16. Wrestling in the Graveyard
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