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On the Loose (Katie Parker Productions #2)

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Life is looking up for Katie. After being placed in a new home, she’s finally adjusting to her foster family. But tragedy shakes her fragile world as a tornado rips through town and her foster mother is diagnosed with cancer.
Paperback, 367 pages
Published August 23rd 2007 by Think
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Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
About this book:

“What's a girl to do when the glass slipper doesn't fit?
Six months into her stay with her foster parents, Katie Parker is finally adjusting to her new family. But when a tornado rips through the town of In Between, nothing is ever the same. When her foster mom, Millie, is diagnosed with cancer, Katie begins to doubt if God really does care. What will happen to Katie? Could she possibly have to leave In Between and the family she's come to depend on? Things spiral even further o
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Hannah
Hmm... So, I had mixed feelings on these books. I read all three books on vacation at the beach, which was the perfect place to devour the series. They were sweet and fun, but I felt like they were ultimately a bit unfulfilling. I wanted a bit more - they never really felt like emotional reads, even though all the elements were there. It also got a little cheesy or over-the-top at times. And, honestly, I suspect I might have liked them more when I was an actual teenager. So, I ended up feeling m ...more
Marklessgirl
Jun 05, 2014 Marklessgirl rated it it was amazing
updated:
I really enjoyed the coming to know God stuff in this. But there is a bit of cross dressing in this. 4.5
old:
what a roller emotional rollercoaster! wow! and I love it.
Amanda Louder
May 29, 2017 Amanda Louder rated it liked it
Cute book. I didn't like it quite as much as the first, but it ended up really cute.
Rainbow
Oct 24, 2016 Rainbow rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-books-ever
On The Loose had a lot more romance in it which totally spiced things up. Charlie Benson, Nash Griffin, and Trevor Jackson...oh my word, these boys drove me as crazy as Frances whenever she was around Nash! They all had their own individual, special qualities that drew different types of people to them, and all the parts with them in it were captivating and enthralling to read. Katie Parker's inner emotions toward hot, charming guys were mixed, realistic, conflicted and relatable, and the way Je ...more
Halee
Jun 09, 2015 Halee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ages 12 an up...Anyone who likes Contemporary!
~Six months into her stay with her foster parents, Katie Parker is finally adjusting to her new family. But when a tornado rips through the town of In Between, nothing is ever the same. When her foster mom, Millie, is diagnosed with cancer, Katie begins to doubt if God really does care. What will happen to Katie? Could she possibly have to leave In Between and the family she's come to depend on? Things spiral even further out of control when Katie juggles a malfunctioning best friend, Spring Bre ...more
Jill Williamson
Feb 29, 2008 Jill Williamson rated it it was amazing
This book is hysterical!

On the Loose is the second book in the Katie Parker Production by Jenny B. Jones. Just when Katie Parker is getting used to life with her foster family, a tornado blows the roof off Mad Maxine’s house. Since her foster grandma has no place to go, guess who Katie’s new roomie is? Then Millie is diagnosed with breast cancer. Katie can’t believe God would allow such horrible things to happen to the Scotts. She worries constantly about her foster mom’s health and is angry the
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Kathleen Fuller
May 18, 2009 Kathleen Fuller rated it it was amazing
Romance abounds in this second installment of Katie Parker Productions. Well, almost. Jones has a fantastic knack for creating wacky characters who are both funny and poignant. This includes the hero, Katie Parker, who is finding her way as a foster kid, a high schooler, and an aspiring actress. Maxine is up to her usual hijinks, with facial mask and Ginger Rogers in tow. Another excellent book in what is proving to be an awesome series.
Sami
Nov 30, 2011 Sami rated it it was amazing
AMAZING!!!!!!!!! THERE'S NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE THIS BOOK EXCEPT FOR AMAZING!!!
Jessie Weaver
Mar 11, 2014 Jessie Weaver rated it it was amazing
I seriously wish there were 12 Katie Parker books. I could read these incessantly! SO good. Wish they had been around when I was a teen.
Cathy Daniel
May 26, 2013 Cathy Daniel rated it it was amazing
So good! I cried at the end! Can't wait to read book #3! I will be so sad to say goodbye to Katie Parker and company :(
Kelly Boggs
May 07, 2017 Kelly Boggs rated it really liked it
I really enjoy reading the Katie Parker books. The way she narrates what she is thinking but doesn't always say it is so realistic and hilarious. This book about her evolving faith is interesting to watch and they way she describes her relationship (or non-relationship) with God is more real than most would let on. I like how Jenny B. Jones finished the book but still leaves me anticipating the next one.

This is a great book for teen girls and I liked it as well!
Steph
May 09, 2017 Steph rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the series. Katie Parker starts to really care about her foster family. Millie, her foster mom, gets cancer. Katie feels left out when her foster family withhold information from her. She also gets to meet Amy.
Tali
May 25, 2017 Tali rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4th-quarter
This book was really good because it showed how family sticks together through rough times, such as the tornado, Maxine's craziness, and Millie's cancer
Kristin Spencer
Jun 01, 2017 Kristin Spencer rated it really liked it
A great sequel to the first book. I can't wait to read the third. I love Katie Parker.
Jennifer Peavler
Jun 17, 2017 Jennifer Peavler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. It was easy reading and made me want to know more about Katie!
Hannah
Feb 17, 2012 Hannah rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants a good laugh
Recommended to Hannah by: Arienna - Goodreads
Do you want to laugh? If you do, go check out, or BUY any book by Jenny B. Jones. I just can't get enough of her books! Seriously. That good!

This book deserves EVERY star it got.

I love the plot. Jenny just pulls you into Katie's story a beautiful contemp filled with funny twists and emotional scenes this book will make you shift moods and just keep your nose in this book till you finish. So engaging! Jenny B. Jones has a really great writing style that just appeals to you. Teen girls in partic
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Michelle
May 23, 2008 Michelle rated it it was amazing



About the book:

Life is looking up for teenage Katie Parker. After being placed in a new home, she's finally adjusting to her foster family. But tragedy shakes her fragile world as a tornado rips through the town of In Between and her foster mother is diagnosed with cancer. Faced with the possibility of losing a loved one, Katie begins to doubt if God really does care.

Making matters worse, Katie is accused of stealing at school. But in the middle of her chaotic-and often humorous-life, Katie rec
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J.C.
This book was hysterical and hilarious. Katie Parker is the best teenager ever. She is full of smart comments, sarcasm, and otherwise funny things that had me laughing every other sentence. Yet, her thoughts seem very realistic—like an average teen. She has gone through so much, and though her thoughts may have some negative sarcasm, she is great at looking on the bright side (though she’d never admit it). Katie is truly an amazing person and character and my only regret is that she is only a fi ...more
H
Jun 11, 2015 H rated it really liked it
This was a strong follow-up to In Between, with a marked (to me) maturity in the writing. I really enjoyed Katie's character and narration in this one, where in the last it was a little overwhelmed by too many witticisms/sarcastic remarks, and I enjoyed seeing her grow and become stronger because of her struggles. I especially liked her conversion, her experiences at the youth service camp; I thought that was told really well and portrayed really well. And as a side note, her church is cool. A b ...more
C.J. Darlington
Feb 13, 2015 C.J. Darlington rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-contemporary
There's no such thing as sophomore slump for Jenny B. Jones. I wondered if she could write a sequel to In Between that was just as good. She did! In fact, On the Loose is even better than In Between. It's all here. The crazy antics (with Mad Maxine right in the middle), the heart-wrenching moments . . . all the struggles of being Katie Parker, the sixteen-year-old foster kid of a pastor and his wife.

Some of the best moments occur between Katie & Maxine. Since a tornado has ripped through In
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Sheenamy
Jun 21, 2016 Sheenamy rated it liked it
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BethLee
Aug 17, 2015 BethLee rated it really liked it
Jenny B. Jones wrote another great ya Christian novel.

Summery from Goodreads:
Life is looking up for Katie. After being placed in a new home, she’s finally adjusting to her foster family. But tragedy shakes her fragile world as a tornado rips through town and her foster mother is diagnosed with cancer.

I really thought this issue talked about some more serious issues than the first one. It mentioned a loved one having cancer, and the struggles that brings. It also talked about a tornado that hurt
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Pamela Hubbard
As Katie Parker settles into her new life in In Between, Texas, and gets closer to her foster family, a tornado, both literal and figurative shakes everything up. As Katie and her family deal with the clean up from the tornado, her foster mother is diagnosed with cancer, she is forced to work on a school project with a guy she has conflicted feelings for (but whose girlfriend is horrible to Katie) and also deals with the attention of a popular senior. She tries to figure out the right path to ta ...more
Juli Hoffman
Mar 13, 2016 Juli Hoffman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As Enjoyable as Book One

I read through Book 2 immediately after reading Book 1. Katie Parker is a great female protagonist. I would definitely recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a well written YA novel. As the series progresses, I find myself falling for Katie's quirky foster family. That's the REAL love story that's been progressing from Book 1 through Book 2, the love a family coming together. Sixteen year old Katie does have a love interest in this book, but that storyline takes a bac
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Bubble Bath Books
Sep 05, 2014 Bubble Bath Books rated it it was amazing
Bubby: I have found a new favorite author – and so has my teenage daughter. You know an author is good when I finish a book and NEED to buy the next two books immediately, which is exactly what happened with the Katie Parker books by Jenny B. Jones. And as for my daughter? I let her read the first book one morning during the last days of summer vacation and I swear to you she did absolutely nothing else except read. All three books. Luckily she reads freakishly fast!

Sissy: Here’s the thing about
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April
Katie Parker is a character not to be missed; nor this series! I laughed (out loud several times), I cried, and I devoured this novel! This may be a YA novel but I challenge anyone to give this series a try, you will not be disappointed. Jones is a brilliant author, who not only crafts a well written story but does it while keeping you completely charmed and captivated all the way through!

With witty writing, completely believable and likable characters, and insightful humor this novel navigates
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Natalie Allen
Nov 24, 2014 Natalie Allen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazingly funny, light hearted and uplifting

This book has to be one of my favorites that I have ever read. It's extremely humorous and while having some serious moments, most of the time it's pretty light hearted. I must say, this book captivated me just like the first one. I can't wait to read the next one and find out what happens with Katie's mom, Bobbie and how things are with Frances and Nash....and so on....This book warps you into it's world and won't let you go back to reality till your
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Sarah Hendrickson
This book is even more captivating than the first book, "In Between". I'm excited for the third book. The author really shows how teenage life is and I think describes how sometimes life is unfair. I also like how in this book, the main character finds her faith. Katie goes through ups and downs and I think that shows the reality of life. No ones life is perfect and the book vividly shows that. Katie realizes what is good for her. One of my favorite parts is when Katie falls for Charlie even tho ...more
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Four-time Carol Award winner Jenny B. Jones writes contemporary romance with wit, sass, and Southern charm. Since writing for both women and teens leaves her with very little free time, she believes in spending her spare hours in meaningful, intellectual pursuits, such as watching E!, going to the movies and inhaling large buckets of popcorn, and writing her name in the dust on her furniture. www. ...more
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