Circle Of Shadows By Keith Heim
I truly enjoyed reading this story of a young boy by the name of Steve who runs away from home at a very young age to escape from a very abusive father. He finds himself in a small town in Alabama, during the late 1940's. Without a penny to his name he takes odd jobs around the town which barely keeps him in food and living in an old shed.
The obstacles he endures and friendships he makes while hiding in this town makes for a very interesting read. It's a story of bravery and survival of a young man's life who is out to make a good life for himself.