Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Chasing the Skip by Janci Patterson Review

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.

Review by P10 member, Hannah!

I have recently read a book called Chasing the Skip written by Janci Patterson. This is her first novel, and I liked it a lot. At first I thought it was going to be some cheesy love story between two of the main characters, Ian and Ricki, but I was soon proven wrong. This book is about a girl who was born into an extremely dysfunctional family and forced to navigate life as an adult even though she’s only a teenager. Ricki has severe trust issues caused by the father who walked out on her as a child and the mother who leaves but usually comes back. Patterson can and will make the reader attached to all of her characters with one stroke of a pen. Patterson is clearly a skilled writer and I look forward to reading her future novels, I hope you all pick up a copy of Chasing the Skip!

Tell us--have you read Chasing The Skip? What did you think of it?

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