Cody's home life is a messy, too-often terrifying story of neglect and abuse.
Cody himself is a smart kid, a survivor with a wicked sense of humour that helps him see past his circumstances and begin to try to get himself out.
Autumn is, quite literally, on the other side of the tracks from him. Her home life is loving and secure, and she is "in" with the popular girls at school, even if she has a secret life as a glasses-wearing, self-professed comic book nerd at home. And even if the pressure to fit in at school requires hours of time spent making herself look "perfect."
Returning home from a movie one evening, Autumn comes across Cody, face down in the laneway behind her house. All Cody knows is that he can't take another beating from his father like the one he just narrowly escaped. He can't go home, but he doesn't have anywhere else to go either.
Title: Autumn Bird and the Runaway Book
Mastermind number: 228038
Shipping weight (lbs): 0.56
Package dimensions (inches): 8.379 x 5.198 x 0.684
Author: Melanie F., Richard S.
Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd