“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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If anything, I think that how relatable it is to many teens will draw them in closer to the story, and make the action all the more exciting.

Now the reason I bring that up is because I feel like a lot of books have been doing that to. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Does her dad try to find her mom?

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And I already stated that she reminded me of me when I was Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. But when he never showed up to be part of her chasimg, she decided that she would do just fine without a dad. Or Mom, for that matter.

Maybe the weapon didn’t make Ian more dangerous. We all did it: We follow teen girl Nanci, who ends up on a road trip with her dad, who’s a bail bond enforcement officer read: My Thoughts- I found the book intere The Story- Ricki’s mom has left her alone, not for the first time, but definitely the longest. It surprised me, but sadly not for the better. Life gave you what it gave you, and what I got was a Dad who didn’t care. The farther they run, the farther I have to drag them back.


Chasing the Skip is a fast read, the pacing was handled well.

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Apprehending suspects without a crazy car chase or dangerous foot race although there is an instance of both in the book. So long, that Ricki’s absentee dad is brought into the picture, and Ricki finds herself tagging along with him as he hunts down dead beats.

Being two years apart in age, I knew that Ian had a slight advantage. Our main character Ricki is, in a lot of ways, a typical teenager. But her mom will be back any day now. It just felt like many of the different portions of Ricki’s story had a little more to explore than the reader gets to see.

Ricki’s family is broken. Pack up the skips and take them to a jail?


Both were realistic people with both strengths and flaws. Ricki and her father obviously have a rocky relationship. Brandt with his eyes crossed, flipping me off. Poor Ricki has some abandonment issues.

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In all, the book is a good, simple read. But I’m giving it the official 5th star because so many of the other reviews are making me mad by rating it lower because it wasn’t what they hoped it would be cyasing romance when what it was, it did well.


The ending was incredibly satisfying, focusing more on Ricki’s relationship with her father than on the terrible Ian. See more coverage of new releases in our Fresh Meat series. I’d be thinking mom was dead. I couldn’t help but be impressed.

Ricki isn’t happy and feels like no one cares about her. The story begins with Ricki now living ‘on the road’ with her bounty hunter dad. Since Ricki has always been jxnci responsible one before, this trip with her dad puts her in a dependent role and she isn’t comfortable with it. He needs the money so he takes what jobs he can get. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign chssing.

There was never a dull moment. Neither one thee at all perfect.

Responsible people apologize when they upset someone.