“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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Dad had driven I wrote that number down beside Alison’s name.


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. Dad wasn’t around because he chose not to be. I didn’t find this book particularly deep as much as a stereotypical story told in a new setting. To see if Mom’s there? Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

This debut offers a genuinely felt father-daughter story filled with realistic, flawed, and dimensional characters. It didn’t seem right that Dad had ignored me for most of fifteen years and now here he was bringing her in like some kind of hero.


I find that very stupid and not a very good message to send out to readers who might think that this is the case. The turn of each ski promises some new twist or turn. For what I’ve been reading in reviews after I finished I’m not the only one that expected some sort of cute story about a bad boy and a girl with family problems.

He needs the money so he takes what jobs he can get. She finds herself unavoidably attracted to the dark-eyed felon who seems eager to get acquainted. I deleted interior monologue.

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I never even had the guts that Ricki had to step out of line. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Janci lives in Orem, Utah, with her husband, Drew Olds, and their children. Don’t read it if you’re looking for cute, or romantic, or fun. I also really liked Janci Patterson’s smooth writing style.

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This novel isn’t really my style, and I wouldn’t have picked it up otherwise, but I’m glad I gave it the chance and decided to read it.

Another thing that made me very sad about this book was the main character, Ricki. And it wasn’t written as a ‘dangerous romance’ kind of book. There was never a dull moment.


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There was an error while adding the following items. Mom wasn’t stopping him from picking me up for the weekend, but he rarely bothered. And as she gets closer to Ian, the more things go wrong. It sounds like an awesome book, with a good old fashioned cliche bad boy and good girl. I liked the character of Ricki, and I really did sympathize with her plight.

Like it, like the handcuffs.

CHASING THE SKIP by Janci Patterson | Kirkus Reviews

He is a man that realizes the mistakes that he has made and wants to make up for it. She wants to get his story.

The author also deals with alcoholism and how that addiction negatively impacts all aspects of your life. Skipped Janci Patterson No preview available – In the margin, Jamie had drawn a picture of Skio.