“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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Ricki’s had it rough. It was nice to hear someone besides me arguing with Dad. For a while this works but after a while I keep wondering what the hell is wrong with her. Pattefson stretched between us, and I tried to think of something else to talk about. But then, she tries to do that at every turn.

And yeah, I’m being vague here because I don’t wish to spoil. I like to keep track of details like that–things I see, things I do. The good girl falls for the bad boy when her father apprehends him, and in turn goes on the run with him.

I watched Ricki and it reminded me of well me. My first drafts always look like that unruly box, and it takes more than one or two or seven passes with the revision magnet to get all the disparate pieces to line up and work. Although this book is pattersin fun read, it also tackles some darker themes. She finds herself unavoidably attracted to the dark-eyed felon who seems eager to get acquainted. Bounty hunters — Juvenile fiction.


CHASING THE SKIP by Janci Patterson | Brandon Sanderson

Like it, like the handcuffs. Skipped by Janci Patterson Goodreads Author. We follow teen girl Ricki, who ends up on a road trip with her dad, who’s a bail bond enforcement officer read: However, I do feel like that made the story slightly smip though it sure was enjoyable. She kept making terrible decisions.

To see if Mom’s there? As she gets to know Ian, she finds herself attracted to his take-charge attitude.


He even offers to drive her to find her mother in California. Ricki, throughout the books constantly changes her age from acting like a fifteen year-old to acting like a three year-old, to a ten-year old who has a crush on an older boy.

Christy Ottaviano Books Hardcover: Meanwhile, mothers of criminals turn them in to the law, cousins protect cousins, and siblings turn on one another.

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. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.


And this felt authentic to me. I was left feeling frustrated that I didn’t know very much about the dad and his past life, or any of the characters for that matter. I packed ajnci bag with my binoculars and my jump rope, which I thought we could use to tie the skip up when we found him. This book was crazy good. Bail-bond enforcement is a lot duller than reality TV suggests, but the adrenaline starts flowing when Ricki strikes up a conversation with “skip” Ian, who has jumped bail on a grand theft auto count.

Well, that is not exactly how Chasing the Skip played out. Ricki has chasong abandoned by her mother. Tbe wants to be a journalist, which I think she will excel in. I really liked the parts with Ian and I was kind of bummed with how that all ended even though it’s not like it really could have ended that sskip.

Janci Patterson writes fantasy, science fiction, paterson contemporary young adult novels. The reader will know that he isn’t a “good kid” right away.