Theories of Relativity

Mass Market Paperback | January 31, 2005

byBarbara Haworth-Attard

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THIS HARD-HITTING yet poignant novel shows that Barbara Haworth-Attard has as much talent with a contemporary setting as she does with her bestselling historical fiction titles. Sixteen-year-old Dylan is living on the streets, trying hard to understand how he got there. All he knows is that he doesn’t want to become like the other street kids around him, hooked on drugs and in debt to Brendan, a.k.a. Vulture. But as winter sets in, Dylan’s life becomes a desperate struggle to survive.

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THIS HARD-HITTING yet poignant novel shows that Barbara Haworth-Attard has as much talent with a contemporary setting as she does with her bestselling historical fiction titles. Sixteen-year-old Dylan is living on the streets, trying hard to understand how he got there. All he knows is that he doesn’t want to become like the other stre...

BARBARA HAWORTH-ATTARD is an acclaimed children’s writerwhose most recent title, Theories of Relativity, was a finalist for theGovernor General’s Award, among others. Irish Chain was a Red MapleHonour Book and a Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award Honour Book, as well asa finalist for the Geoffrey Bilson Award. Barbara Haworth-Attard...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.72 inPublished:January 31, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006393004

ISBN - 13:9780006393009

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book I really enjoyed this book because it let you live like a homeless person for a few weeks and know all the problems homeless teens have.The book was well-written and believable. I learned more about a part of society that I have seen all my life but not really known about
Date published: 2008-01-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good This book was interesting because i could relate to it in some ways. i would recommend it to people who live a hard life. I would give a 8 out of 10 because it keeped your attention
Date published: 2008-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book!! I would have to say it was really hard putting down this book. It got more intresting every page. After reading this book i took a new look to homeless people and actually gave money when i seen one. Its heart warming and painfull. But awsome book i enjoyed it very much!
Date published: 2008-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Worthwhile Book This book talks about the life of a teenager on the streets, we step into the shoes of Dylan and see how bad it is, when kids are out on the streets. This is a very good book to read, It's simple, it's realistic, it's true. I urge anyone reading this review to check it out.
Date published: 2008-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book The book talks about a 16 years old kid who were kicked out of the house and was living in the streets. It actually makes you want to help out that poor guy who was out of the street panhandling for money to live. It's a great book for young people that are around 16 years old to read.
Date published: 2008-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book I thought that this book was really good. to be honest it was one of the best books i've red it does a good job in giving you a visual of whats goin on in the book. This book aslo demonstraights some of the problems that can realy be going on out in the world today. I for one would recomend this book to alot of people and ill be looking forward to reading more books by the same author.
Date published: 2008-01-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from great i think this book is a good read if you have time on your hands. Much can be learnt from Dylan. I liked novel because i found it easy to read. The only thing i didnt like was the ending!
Date published: 2008-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from absolutely wonderful an absolutely wonderful and acclaimed book about a homeless sixteen year old boy. i couldn't put the book down it was very fabulous. sad but truthful.
Date published: 2007-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from theories of relativity This book was great reading and is a awesome book. I like this book because it talks about true survival on the streets and how friends can protect each other. I recommend this book to younger kids to read in their classes.
Date published: 2007-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This is the best book ever. I saw it on a classmates desk and asked if i could read it and it blew my mind. I recommended it to all my friends. It's like if u mess up at home times 10 Dylan got kicked out by his mom and is homeless and learns that life's harsh.
Date published: 2006-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely fantastic My English teacher wanted to know my opinion for this book. I read over the weekend and on the Monday I told her it was one of the best books I ever red!! This novel is short but makes you see how it is for the teenagers, such as myself, how hard it would be if you screw up at home or in school... You can really relate to Dylan and you can almost pitty him. My teacher asked me if it would be good enough to add this book to the other ones you have to read in high school and I said that students who don't like to read would LOVE it.
Date published: 2006-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best If you want to show a kid what can really happen they should read this. this book was amazing and i didn't want to put it down...i've read it twice. All my friends have got my recomindations to please read this book
Date published: 2006-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from another review Amazing, eye-opening and insightful. I would call it a masterpiece but i'm going to leave that word for things written by Hemingway and Shakespeare. But long story short this book really opens your eyes to a whole new life - a life on the streets.
Date published: 2005-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing and powerful This book was very interesting to read. it dealed with 16 year old dylan who gets thrown out of his home and lives off the streets. During this time he learns a lot about the streets like keep to yourself, don't run up debts, hustle on your own turf, and don't become friends with the girl who works the street for someone else. He also has some interesting theories as well like every 4th person will give him money. Despite the heavy swearing in this book i do NOT recommend this book to 12 and under because of all the swearing and the sexuality in this book. but it does put out a powerful message to the reader. 5 stars!!
Date published: 2005-02-21