On My Own
Moira McPartlin's 9 books about young people facing the world alone
We all dread the death or disappearance of a parent but the dread is multiplied when you are a child.
Ever since Charles Dickens wrote Oliver Twist readers have been captivated by orphans and children who find themselves alone.
In my novel Ways of the Doomed, set in 2089, sixteen year old Sorlie finds himself alone when both his parents go missing. He is taken into the care of an evil grandfather and needs to fight for his survival.
No matter the time period the story is set, the teen alone tale will often be of hardship, cruelty, endurance but it will almost always be a tale of incredible resourcefulness and courage.