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Fake ID (Hunted #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  1,004 Ratings  ·  125 Reviews
On the night of Chastity's 16th birthday, her mother disappears. Police find blood matching her mother's DNA, but Chass doesn't believe her mother is dead. If Chass can't find her mother in six days, she'll be placed in foster care--or murdered first.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published June 2nd 2005 by Dutton Juvenile
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Amy
Apr 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
LOVE LOVE LOVE this book.

The only book I stayed up til 3 in the morning reading.

Valerie
Jul 13, 2009 rated it liked it
This book has a fairly high 3.5 but its just not quite a 4 for me. Heres why: I couldn't like the main girl, Chass, as much as I wanted to. Its not that she is a bad character, I like it that she seems to be above all the peer pressure and high school dramas but still she has some things that just bothered me. Chass isn't mean, just inconsiderate of others. She didn't think twice about how her actions would effect the people around her. She takes people for granted and she realizes that eventual ...more
Danielle Behn
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Drew
Oct 23, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: laungauge-arts
Fake ID
By: Walter Sorrells

In Fake ID by Walter Sorrells, when her mom goes missing, Chastity Pureheart has a week to find out the truth about who she is and who her mother is. Chastity has moved around all her life and taken new identities in every place they go. Throughout the book, more information about her mother’s life presents itself to Chass, and she discovers that her mother was just trying to protect her all these years. I think the message of the book is that true identity is not your
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Sarah
Feb 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
It was pretty good. It kept my interest for the most part, but I probably wouldn't read it again.

A little Nancy-Drew-ish at times with the unrealistic action scenes and amateur sleuthing. Like there was one point where she was trying to steal some fake IDs from the sheriff's office and it took her all of 2 seconds to conveniently "find" the key to the desk in the first place she looked. Then there are some scenes where Chass somehow defeats these thug-type guys that are twice her size, even tack
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Jessica Hinde
Jan 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Paul Holstein
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Awesome. Also a little creepy.
Paolac
Jan 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The book that i just finished reading is called Fake ID. What really attracted me to this book was that it was a mysterious novel. There were so many questions with little answers and throughout the whole book, there became more questions followed by answers. The dilemma was very shocking and astonishing which hooked me onto the book. The plot was very dramatic and very detailed which was what i really liked about it.
The book is about a teenage girl named Chasity who didn't know who she was in
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

Chastity Pureheart is a girl without a past. Everything about her is a fabrication, including her name. Along with her mother, Chass has spent as long as she can remember moving from one place to another with only a moments notice. She has her routine down pat--suitcase packed and ready to go at the front door at all times, hop in the quiet car and drive to where her mother has pointed to with her eyes closed on the map, stop at a library to draw a book of the
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Taitiana
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Chastity Pureheart is one of the many names Chass had. Chastity and her mom moved around a lot. Chass always thought they were running away from something but she never knew what they were running away from. Chass got all her weird names from books in libraries. The last place they were in was High Hopes Alabama, this little old run down town where everybody knew everybody. Chastity didn't quite fit in with the girls in High Hopes, she really only had one friend named Ben who was her best friend ...more
Jared R
Jan 16, 2014 rated it liked it
I am reviewing the book Fake ID and the believability of situations and characters. The overall plot of this story was written somewhat well. I dont know why, but the way they describe things in this book, like the people, kind of bothers me. The main thing I do like is how it takes a while for the main characters to find out what happens to Chass's mom. I thought those people that were going after Chass’s mom would have given up after 15 years of searching but they didn’t. I like the ending of ...more
Dayana
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have read Fake ID by Walter Sorrells. In Fake ID the main character is a 16 year old girl named Chass. Although Chass isn't her real name since she and her mother have been on the run since the day she was born. Chass doesn't know why they are on the run, her father is a mystery, and her mom's hatred for music holds the truth to her past. One day, when Chass realized her mother hasn't returned, she is reported dead. Chass’s life is then put on the line once she has 3 days to find out what happ ...more
Kelly-ann
I came across this book as i was trying to find a new book to read. Fake Id caught my attention because of the title, by looking at the cover it seemed very suspenseful. I'm very open minded when it comes to reading new books or different genres. Fake Id, isn't the best book I've read when it came to mysteries but it does catch your attention through out the book for the most part. Fake Id is a compelling suspense story for teens. Chastity Pureheart, newly settled in High Hopes, Alabama, is abso ...more
Alicia
Feb 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Fake ID by Walter Sorrells is 313 pages long. A young girl with a new name in every new town and her mother are running from something the girl does not know of, yet she thinks it is just normal. Once arriving into a new town the girl and her mother go to a library and pick up books, the first names they come upon will be their names until they move again. The young girl got the name of chastity, but prefers Chass. Chass has her 16th birthday and receives a guitar from a close friend named Ben; ...more
Cassidy
Nov 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! It is about a young girl, Chastity (aka Chas) and everything she goes through. For as long as she can remember, her and her mother were always moving, changing their names and ID's. Chas was never allowed or told why. However, on Chas's birthday, her mother disappears. Chas knows that this is not normal and that something is wrong. The cops find blood that matches her mother's DNA, a pocketbook, and 6 different ID cards. Chas is facing having to go into foster care, a ...more
Vanessa Smith
Nov 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved this book, not only because mystery is my favorite genre, but because this book simply leaves you wanting to read more and more. It starts out kind of slow and take a little bit for it to get interesting, this is why I rate it a four, but once it does you will not be able to put this book down. There are a lot of twists and turns that do not make sense at first but all fall into place towards the end. My least favorite part of this book was the parts when Ben, her best friend, ...more
Joshua Keezer
Jul 31, 2011 rated it it was ok
This book does little to break away from the YA trend I seem to be stuck on. Troubled teen in a bad home situation fumbles around for most of the book. I might have gone three stars if not for the unremorseful confession of Ben's father. I saw no guilt in his words and turning himself in failed to convince me he was truly trying to fix the problem. Chass' mom is two-dimensional. Also, the book has a serious lack of emotional reaction to events. Ben is only briefly upset at hitting and nearly kil ...more
Jade
Sep 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Fake I.d. is about this mother and daughter and they have been on the run since the daughter, Chasity, was 2. On Chasity's 16th birthday her mother goes missing and then there are some pretty scary people after them because they have something that they want. And while the moms absence Chasity finds more and more about herself like her real name and who her father is, and comes into contact with some people that have been there for her mom since the beginning. The police get involved then the F. ...more
Kerri
Apr 26, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: girl-books
Two of my students read this and told me it was the best book they ever read, so I had to try it! It really was pretty good. The author has won many awards for his mysteries, and I also found out that there is a whole series like this called The Hunted Series. Try it out!

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Chastity and her mother have been on the run since Chass was a baby, assuming new identities in every town. She doesn’t know why they are running, who her father is, or even her real name. But then on
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Sara
Jul 27, 2009 rated it it was ok
It was pretty good. It kept my interest for the most part, but I probably wouldn't read it again.

A little Nancy-Drew-ish at times with the unrealistic action scenes and amateur sleuthing. Like there was one point where she was trying to steal some fake IDs from the sheriff's office and it took her all of 2 seconds to conveniently "find" the key to the desk in the first place she looked. Then there are some scenes where Chass somehow defeats these thug-type guys that are twice her size, even tack
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Marci T
Dec 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
The book, Fake I.D. was a very mysterious story about a girl and her mother who traveled around a lot, skipping cities and always on the go. She didn't know who she was, and changed her name in every new city she moved to. One day, her mother went missing, and people were suddenly after her. Her life was beginning to fall apart right before her eyes, and there was nothing she could even do about it. What I thought was effective about this book was that at the end of each chapter, there was a cli ...more
Joohee
May 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is an awesome book. I found this book in the library and I was worried if this book was too violent. Thankfully, it was perfect. Sure there was some murder involved but it didn't describe that much of it... ( the book Lovely Bones described it so much it gave me nightmares). The idea of a person having fake ID interested me. I like other books with fake IDs like in Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix, or the book i read in class, I Am the Cheese. I definitely recommend this book to ...more
Taylor
Sep 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Fake ID was a very good book and had my eyes glued to it every time i opened it. From beginning to the end I was always kept guessing and I never knew what was going to happen next. From page one I was so zoned and interested in what was to come but was not ready for what the story brought. Chass Pureheart, the main character of the story was very strong and wise and knew her way with people, even though she didn't even know her own way of life. The sixteen-year-old teen has been moving and adap ...more
Julia Robert
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: teenagers who like mystery
Recommended to Julia by: picked in the library
Chasity Pureheart is that even her real name? Every town she has moved to, she changes her name.She has been through thick and thin. Chasity Pureheart mom ran away, on her 16 birthday, but she did it for a reason, she did it to protect her. Ben, Chasity best friend and only friend helped her the best he can. Chasity is a inconsiderate person in the beginning, but later in the story she starts changing and understanding that not everything is fair and she has to appreciate people around her.

I wou
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Kierstan Gill
May 31, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If readers are looking for a book that is full of suspense and emotion, they should read Fake ID (Hunted) by Walter Sorrells. This novel is about a high school student named Chastity Pureheart, that moves around the country with no true identity. When her mother comes up missing she has to use clues and help from the little amount of friends she has to find her mother. Most high school students can connect to this book due to Sorrells play on love for ones parent and the obstacles that will be c ...more
Mark Buxton
Feb 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Chastity has no idea who she really is. Her current name was chosen randomly when she arrived to this town in Alabama with her mother. Then, Chastity's mother disappears, leaving her car and a pool of blood behind. Chastity discovers information about a murder in the town that happened thirty years ago. She also has people calling and threatening her for information about events that seem to involve her mother. Chastity doesn't know what they're talking about, but that won't stop them from killi ...more
ACS Librarian
Another fun, fast mystery that would be a lot more fun if it was a lot less predictable and unbelievable. It 19s difficult to be both predictable and unbelievable at the same time, but this thriller manages to pull it off. To be fair, there were a few times when I wanted to race through the pages to confirm my guesses.

Chastity Pureheart is the 16-year-old heroine, and there are times when it seems her ridiculous name is the most believable thing about her. She has only one friend, Ben, who 13 1
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Int'l librarian
Another fun, fast mystery that would be a lot more fun if it was a lot less predictable and unbelievable. It’s difficult to be both predictable and unbelievable at the same time, but this thriller manages to pull it off.

To be fair, there were a few times when I wanted to race through the pages to confirm my guesses. Chastity Pureheart is the 16-year-old heroine, and there are times when it seems her ridiculous name is the most believable thing about her. She has only one friend, Ben, who – ‘sur
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Mrslabraden
Apr 15, 2016 rated it liked it
I liked Fake ID. It was a good mystery. Chastity Pureheart and her mother have been on the run as long as Chass can remember. With each new town, there is a stop at the library where new names are selected based on characters from a fiction book. Chastity is now in high school and is tired of running. When her mother disappears, Chass must figure out what to do; does she run like she always has, this time on her own, or does she stay and try to figure out where her mother went and why they've al ...more
Jamie
Aug 25, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 12-14, mystery
There are very few PURE mysteries for this age group, and this one was a doozy. "Chass" and her Mom are constantly on the run, moving cities and naming themselves after characters in library books. In their newest town of High Hopes, Alabama, Chass's mom disappears and Chass needs to not only find her, but also her true identity.

OK, its totally far-fetched, but so fast paced and suspenseful. An older Nancy Drew, or a younger forensic mystery, set in a high school starring high school students, a
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