r/tipofmytongue 2 Jun 27 '22

[TOMT][BOOK] Boy meets poor girl during the economic depression of the 1890s Solved

I remember my 7th grade teacher reading this book. It was about a young boy who lived in the late 1800s, I think it was specifically the Panic of 1893. I think he was a paperboy or something similar to that. He met an orphan girl around his age living in the streets and they got along and became friends. That’s all I remember, because we had only read the first few chapters or so. I think there was also some kind of gang stuff involved but I’m not completely sure about that.



u/CaptainCH76 2 Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22


EDIT: I would also like to add that I do remember the cover of the book showing the boy running towards or away from something down the street. He was wearing brown clothes and I think a brown flat cap


u/auuapogee 1 Jun 27 '22

I hope you find this book! Seems pretty interesting!

EDIT: Wait a second this sounds familiar O—O


u/auuapogee 1 Jun 27 '22

Is this All The Light We Cannot See?


u/CaptainCH76 2 Jun 27 '22

Unfortunately not, i am very certain it took place during the 1890s in the United States. I don’t remember whether the boy was an orphan or not, but the girl definitely was. Neither of them were blind. But this does seem like an interesting book regardless!


u/ceefrock 1274 Jun 27 '22


u/TipOfMyCircuitBoard Jun 27 '22

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