Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group


Terri Fields

Roaring Brook Press



Always cautious, Joe has never even gotten so much as an after-school detention. So how is it that this Saturday night, he's at Burger Heaven, waving a loaded gun, yelling at the teen workers to get down on the floor NOW?

Dylan has always succeeded at his twisted plans--until this Saturday, this robbery, where everything has gone wrong. And now, surrounded by police outside Burger Heaven, Dylan's life will never be the same--and neither will the lives of his hostages.

Terri Fields's Holdup--a novel with nine unforgettable points of view, in four astonishing parts--will leave the reader wondering about luck and life's strange surprises.

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Praise for Holdup

“The story is compelling and the characters are well drawn, giving the book wide appeal for a general audience.” —School Library Journal

“Perhaps most successful is the way Fields' collage of distinct personalities shows how an after-school job, whether or not crisis strikes, creates an unlikely, fleeting community among employees who wouldn't normally connect.” —Booklist

“The notion of one small decision's leading to a life-changing experience is an intriguing one, however, and there's still a pulpy kick in experiencing the immediacy of a crime from one's safe armchair.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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About the author

Terri Fields

Terri Fields, an author and English teacher, lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Her books include Holdup, After the Death of Anna Gonzales and My Father's Son.

Terri Fields

From the Publisher

Roaring Brook Press

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