Chasing the Skip

Janci Patterson

Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

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Ricki’s dad has never been there for her. He’s a bounty hunter who spends his time chasing parole evaders—also known as “skips”—all over the country. But now since Ricki’s mom ran off, Ricki finds herself an unwilling passenger in a front-row seat to her father’s dangerous lifestyle.

            Ricki’s feelings get even more confused when her dad starts chasing seventeen-year-old Ian Burnham. She finds herself unavoidably attracted to the dark-eyed felon who seems eager to get acquainted. But Ricki thinks she’s ever in control—the perfect manipulator. Little does she know that Ian isn’t playing their game by her rules.

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I-25 outside Thornton, Colorado.
Days since Mom left: 29.
Distance from Salt Lake City, Utah: 530.67 miles.
 
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I sat in the passenger seat of Dad’s four-door truck, trying to focus on my history assignment and not on the skip sitting behind me. I’d watched Dad cuff her hands—discreetly, so as not to make a scene. He’d chained the cuffs to a bolt in the floor to keep her from reaching up, and then chained her feet as well. I’d never been this close to a fugitive before, and I kept expecting her to break free and jump onto the

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 “solid… and heartfelt”--Kirkus

 

"Many teens will relate to Ricki’s challenge as she tries to figure out where she belongs on the road of life." -- School Library Journal

"Debut writer Patterson offers a laudably balanced plot, at once an action-packed adventure story and a rocky but tender tale of father-daughter reconciliation." -- BCCB


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Janci Patterson

Janci Patterson received her Master of Arts in creative writing from Brigham Young University. She lives in Orem, Utah with her family. This is her first novel.

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Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
October 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805093919
ISBN10: 0805093915
Young Adult Fiction
5.5 x 8.25 inches, 240 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
$16.99

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
October 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9780805096378
ISBN10: 080509637X
Young Adult Fiction240 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
$9.99
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