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Jamie is the eight-year-old protagonist of the book, What Jamie Saw. He lived with his mother, Patty, and baby sister, Nin. In the middle of the night, Jamie saw Van, his mother's boyfriend, reach into his baby's sister's crib and throw the infant across the room "like a football". Her crying apparently had driven him to the abuse. The incident totally upended Jamie's life. Patty, Jamie's mother, moved her kids out that very night.

But the pain and trauma of that night lingered in Jamie's mind. He would literally tremble and panic when he was away from his mother for even a short time. There was anger and confusion and conflicted emotions inside the young boy. His mother's silence taught him to repress the feelings but it didn't make them go away.

Jamie turned to his love of magic to forget the stresses of his life. He would...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
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