So I have a bit of a problem - I've decided I want my central character (name of Leo) to be an orphan, but I don't really know an awful lot about the experiences of orphans particularly - I was intending him to be orphaned from a very early age, perhaps old enough to just about remember them. Can anyone recommend some good modern books (as modern as possible, it'd be a late-80s/early-90s birth date, probably) from the viewpoints of orphans, or decent sources of real-life info? I also can't decide whether to have him live with a relative or in an orphanage, or with a friend's parent (in which case I'd probably have his parents die in his teenage years). The parents die before Day 1 of the story, although I may jump back to it. It just annoys me, I have this character well sketched out otherwise, but I can't get inside the guy's head with regard to parents/guardians.