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reader101 said:
Mr. Burch visited my daughter's school today to answer questions about his book They Cage the animals at night. I have never seen my 13 year old more moved by a book in her life. With tears in her eyes she retold the story to me. What an amazing, brave man to have endured such pain and neglect, however, still find love in his heart. This should be required reading for all teens, especially in a time when most are living with abundance. My dear Mother always said there is a big difference between want and need. A lesson that has been difficult for me to teach her. Until now; my daughter has been profoundly touched by this story.
posted Nov 30, 2007 at 5:14PM
Avatar for Scathach Scathach said:
This book tells of how a young boy deals with foster homes and other problems in life, and how he grows up and learns to take pleasure in small things as well as big ones.
posted Jun 13, 2010 at 2:24PM
amoeba said:
sad, true story, adorable boy goes through foster homes, holds onto his stuffed animal
posted Aug 24, 2010 at 12:18AM
Avatar for bennieangel bennieangel said:
If you haven't read this...please do. I first read it in highschool, and several time since. Its honest, pure & based on a true story.
posted Jun 23, 2011 at 12:22PM
rjshwedo said:
I’ve read this book probably 8-10 times and every time, I’m moved to tears...every. single. time. What an amazing story...and what an amazing man to be able to come through this and simply tell the story without hint of whining, but more along the line of
posted Jul 13, 2011 at 6:38PM
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