|Lottery Rose, the (1976) [Novel]|
by Irene Hunt
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Abused by his mother and her boyfriend, Georgie Burgess learns to hide his hurt. He withdraws into a safe and secret world of beautiful gardens filled with roses; just like those in the library book he treasures.
When Georgie wins a small rosebush in a grocery store lottery he gives it all the love and caring he never had. Georgie's life begins to open up for him when the courts send him to a home for boys where he will be safe. Slowly, and not without pain, Georgie learns to give- and to receive love.
Original title: The Lottery Rose
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Social Issues→ Abuse And Violence