Also published under the title The Synthetic Man, this is an excellent novel by Theodore Sturgeon about eight-year-old Horty Bluett and his toy, Junky. Horty runs away from his abusive, adoptive parents and finds himself on a journey to discover who and what he is, and how he came to be.
A touching story for anyone who has ever identified as a freak.
"An intensely written and very moving novel of love and retribution." - Washington Star