The agony of Bun O"Keefe

by Heather Smith

Written in English
Published: Pages: 216 Downloads: 825
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Subjects:

  • Runaway teenagers,
  • Coming of age,
  • Juvenile fiction,
  • Bildungsromans,
  • Teenagers,
  • Compulsive hoarding,
  • Fiction,
  • Runaways,
  • Friendship
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    It"s Newfoundland, 1986. Fourteen-year-old Bun O"Keefe has lived a solitary life in an unsafe, unsanitary house. Her mother is a compulsive hoarder, and Bun has had little contact with the outside world. What she"s learned about life comes from the random books and old VHS tapes that she finds in the boxes and bags her mother brings home. Bun and her mother rarely talk, so when Bun"s mother tells Bun to leave one day, she does. Hitchhiking out of town, Bun ends up on the streets of St. John"s, Newfoundland. Fortunately, the first person she meets is Busker Boy, a street musician who senses her naivety and takes her in. Together they live in a house with an eclectic cast of characters: Chef, a hotel dishwasher with culinary dreams; Cher, a drag queen with a tragic past; Big Eyes, a Catholic school girl desperately trying to reinvent herself; and The Landlord, a man who Bun is told to avoid at all cost. Through her experiences with her new roommates, and their sometimes tragic revelations, Bun learns that the world extends beyond the walls of her mother"s house and discovers the joy of being part of a new family--a family of friends who care.

    Edition Notes

    StatementHeather Smith
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF
    The Physical Object
    Pagination216 pages
    Number of Pages216
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26934957M
    ISBN 100143198653
    ISBN 109780143198659
    OCLC/WorldCa958271920

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Ina Newfoundland teen learns that family isn’t always the one you’re born into—sometimes it’s the one that takes you in. Bun O’Keefe has grown up isolated in a run-down house with her mother, a pound hoarder, who has deprived Bun of love, care, conversation, and education.

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The Agony of Bun O’Keefe is about a girl who ultimately finds a home in the most unlikely of places, but also turns out to play a vital role for someone else.

There are themes of forgiveness and healing balanced against realistic portrayals of the cruelties – large and small – people inflict on one another.

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Title: The Agony of Bun O’Keefe. Author: Heather Smith. Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, young adult. Goodreads Synopsis: Set in s Newfoundland, The Agony of Bun O’Keefe is the story of a year-old girl who runs away to the city and is taken in by a street musician who lives with an eclectic cast of characters: a pot smoking dishwasher with culinary dreams; a drag queen with a.

The Agony of Bun O'Keefe is a survival story set in Newfoundland in Bernice (Bun) is a malnourished, mentally under-developed girl who lives with her abusive mother. Bun has never attended school but learns about the world through magazines and television.

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Her mother is a compulsive hoarder, and Bun has had little contact with the outside. Deceptively slight in size but emotionally complex in content, The Agony of Bun O’Keefe is a sweet, big-hearted book that tackles serious issues without weighing down the story of its disarmingly adorable protagonist.

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Set in 's Newfoundland, The Agony of Bun O’Keefe is the story of a year-old girl who runs away to the city and is taken in by a street musician who lives with an eclectic cast of characters: a hotel dishwasher with culinary dreams; a drag queen with a tragic past; a Catholic school girl desperately trying to reinvent herself; and a man who Bun is told to avoid at all cost.

The Agony Of Bun O'keefe by Heather T. Smith,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). The Agony of Bun O'Keefe is a love story, but not the kind that you would usually expect to find among teen reads. It's a story of friendship, of finding familial love in unexpected places.

It is a story that everyone must read. The Agony of Bun O'Keefe. By: What she's learned about life comes from the random books and old VHS tapes that she finds in the boxes and bags her mother brings home.

Bun and her mother rarely talk, so when Bun's mother tells Bun to leave one day, she does. This is a book that grabs readers by the heart and the head." --Starred Review, Quill & Quire "Although Bun is 14, she possesses the endearing naiveté and honesty of a child, but her first-person narration isn't sappy or immature Bun O'Keefe will settle comfortably at home in readers' hearts.".

The Agony of Bun O'Keefe (Book): Smith, Heather: It's Newfoundland, Fourteen-year-old Bun O'Keefe has lived a solitary life in an unsafe, unsanitary house.

Her mother is a compulsive hoarder, and Bun has had little contact with the outside world. What she's learned about life comes from the random books and old VHS tapes that she finds in the boxes and bags her mother brings home.

Bun. The Agony of Jimmy Quinlan is a real NFB documentary about Montreal's homeless population and it becomes a lifeline for the fictional Bun O'Keefe.

It's and the exceptionally bright and. The Agony of Bun O'Keefe (Book): Smith, Heather: It's Newfoundland, Fourteen-year-old Bun O'Keefe has lived a solitary life in an unsafe, unsanitary house.

Her mother is a compulsive hoarder, and Bun has had little contact with the outside world. What she's learned about life comes from the random books and old VHS tapes that she finds in the boxes and bags her mother brings home. The Agony of Bun O'Keefe (Book): Smith, Heather: It's Newfoundland, Fourteen-year-old Bun O'Keefe has lived a solitary life in an unsafe, unsanitary house.

Her mother is a compulsive hoarder, and Bun has had little contact with the outside world. What she's learned about life comes from the random books and old VHS tapes that she finds in the boxes and bags her mother brings home.

Fourteen-year-old Bun O'Keefe has lived a solitary life in an unsafe, unsanitary house. Her mother is a compulsive hoarder, and Bun has had little contact with the outside world. What she's learned about life comes from the random books and old VHS tapes that she. It's Newfoundland, Fourteen-year-old Bun O'Keefe has lived a solitary life in an unsafe, unsanitary house.

Her mother is a compulsive hoarder, and Bun has had little contact with the outside world. What she's learned about life comes from the random books and old VHS tapes that she finds in the boxes and bags her mother brings home.

Get this from a library. The agony of Bun O'Keefe: a novel. [Heather Smith] -- "It's Newfoundland, Fourteen-year-old Bun O'Keefe has lived a solitary life in an unsafe, unsanitary house. Her mother is a compulsive hoarder, and Bun has had little contact with the outside.

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Issued in print and electronic formats. ISBN (hardback).—ISBN (epub) I. Title. PSMA63 jC′.6 C C Library of Congress Control Number: /5(32).Title: The Agony of Bun O’Keefe Author: Heather Smith Genre: Young Adult Publisher: Razorbill Canada Source: Library Format: Ebook Release Date: September 5, Rating: ★★★★★ Goodreads Synopsis: Set in s Newfoundland, The Agony of Bun O’Keefe is the story of a year-old girl who runs away to the city and is taken in by a street musician who lives with an eclectic cast of.