“Dad thinks if you have a kid, you should pay child support. Paying for them is the law, but spending time with them isn’t.”. Chasing the Skip by Janci Patterson is a young adult crime novel (available October 2, ). Ricki’s dad has never been there for her. He’s a. Recently I received a box of new books from a publisher. One of the books was Janci Patterson’s “Chasing the Skip” (Henry Holt, ). I found.

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My reasoning for that has little to do with the story and more to do with the content: Get to Know Us. Little does she thw that Ian isn’t playing their game by her rules. Does her dad try to find her mom? Under the circumstances I think she handled everything well.

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I wondered if Alison would end up in prison after her trial. Until the day April seizes the opportunity to choose cjasing own course. When other girls were playing with Barbie dolls, I was wearing a cape and leaping around the house, fighting imaginary crime with my imaginary dad. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Upcoming Events Online Class: This doesn’t mean that I found the end of the book unsatisfying, I actually enjoyed it. I opened my notebook on top of my history text.


I had my suspicions on her mother of never returning, and my hunches were correct. In the world of high-stakes espionage, it pays to be able to change your face. Dad said too much talking made him seem soft and the distraction made it easier for skips to escape.

I thought I’d been in the position of power.

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Distance from Salt Lake City, Utah: Ricki feels very isolated and cut off. Brandt had said “more or less” during our geology lesson. So, if you’re looking for a quick summer read, this is definitely one of them! To his credit he is genuinely trying to make amends to Ricki for not being around. With no boys around, Bryn was no longer the bottom of the totem pole of desirability. Alison leaned over the back of my seat. She wonders just how long it will be before this unknown father decides to chazing her too.


The life of a bounty hunter isn’t all glitz and glamour. I liked how she was clever and reserved towards him. This was an okay read, but I wouldn’t recommend it.

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. After reading the synopsis, my mind zeroed in on a couple of things: This book was crazy good. Maybe he just thought the shirt looked cool. Usually it’s after she meets a new boyfriend, and she’s back before long. It was a cute, fun story, but I do feel like the target audience is definitely teen girls, and I don’t really fit into that group anymore. My boyfriend, Jamie, would love it. Chasing the Skip Janci Patterson Limited preview – This just dives right into the very dangerous and sketchy development of Ricki’s situation.


Chasing the skip

When fifteen-year-old Rick’s mother finally leaves for good, Ricki’s absentee father steps in, taking Ricki with him as he chases bail “skips” across the country, but their fledgling relationship is tested as they pursue attractive, manipulative, seventeen-year-old Ian Burnham. What I’d Give It: With nowhere else to go, Ricki is stuck with her father-the-bounty-hunter. Ian is easy to see through. I wondered if Alison would end up in prison.

He really isn’t what he seems to be, and it made me sad. Instead, Dad took me to McDonald’s and tried to get me to play on its playground.

Character quirks, for instance. I lifted my pen to the page. The way she is around isn’t the most annoying part of the book or even the character.

She wants to get his story. Ricki faces abandonment issues oatterson both of her parents and she has to learn to stand up for herself and voice her feelings in the end. Before I actually got to go to the place we were staying, a few other people and I who came early stayed at this little almost plantation place.