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Derailed by Jon Ripslinger
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Dec 30, 2007

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It's been a while since I've read a young-adult novel. (This one was written by the uncle of a woman in our book group, which is how I came across it.) While the story was often melodramatic and cheesy, I have to admit I got into it and read the whole thing in only a couple of sittings. Every time I got to a particularly ridiculous scenario (e.g. "We have to go to the 4th floor of this warehouse to save my toddler son by swapping him for me to my abusive ex-boyfriend..."), I'd roll my eyes...and realize how much my freshmen would love it. I'm buying a copy for my classroom, and I guarantee girls will argue over who gets to read it.
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