Lean on Pete
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Join the discussion on Dec. 16, 2014. Heartbreaking, original, and totally unforgettable, "Lean on Pete" is the story of an unlikely friendship between an orphaned boy and a failing race horse, both of whom are looking for a home.
This story is told in a realistic straightforward way- not holding back- good or bad- letting us into the mind of a 15 year old boy whose best memories are when he was 11 years old and living with his aunt. Can he find her again and if he does will she still care about him?
Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson wants a home, food on the table and some structure to his life. But as the son of a single father, he's been pretty much on his own for some time. When Charley and his father arrive in Portland, Oregon, Charley takes a stable job, illegally, at the local racetrac... Read More »
Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson and his father move from Spokane to Portland to start over. Charley takes a job in the tack room of a run-down horse track and is comforted by his friendship with a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete.
When fifteen-year-old Charley finds himself alone in the world, he tries to make a home for himself among the jockeys and horses at the local racetrack.
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