There Are No Children Here

by

Alex Kotlowitz

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A local drug dealer who takes nine-year-old Terence under his wing, giving him a well-furnished room to live in, Charles teaches Terence to sell drugs and decides that he has become his own son. Eventually, though, Terence tires of belonging to Charles and wants to return to his own family.
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Chapter 9
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...mother. As a result, at the age of nine, Terence decided to leave the house. Charles, a local drug dealer took care of him, adopting him into his home and using... (full context)
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...he would then escape again. Paul decided to intervene. In a bold move, he confronted Charles directly, but Charles argued that Terence should be free to make his own choices. The... (full context)