“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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Before I actually got to go to the place we were staying, a jandi other people and I who came early stay I was really excited about this book. With these things in mind it’s easy to see how Ricki might make some poor decisions after her dad picks up a teenage felon named Ian.

She watches her father turn in a skip. Family drama in books typically just doesn’t interest me and this book was no different. Ricki feels very isolated and cut off.

I found this first book of hers at a book sale and decided to pick it up based on my previous experience hearing her speak. Read more Read less. Ricki, throughout the books constantly After reading pages of this novel, I gave up and skimmed the rest. If you’re running from the law, forget about your mail.

It just made the danger easier to see. Ian is the typical “bad boy” stock character with a little extra cursing thrown in.

Her dad is on the hunt for a particularly dangerous criminal across the United States while Ricki is stuck tagging along, all the while wishing she could just go back home to her mom and friends in Utah. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Ian has become a master manipulator and will do whatever skpi thinks he needs to do to survive. My reasoning for that has little to do with the story and more to do with the content: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.


I like the cover. A quick and easy read. Check out the blog for more awesome, thought-provoking book analyses! But the first skip he took me along to find was Alison, a pattsrson girl almost my age who had failed to pay child support. I did most of the chasinh, and a lot of the shopping. When fifteen-year-old Rick’s mother finally leaves for good, Ricki’s absentee father steps in, taking Ricki with him as he chases bail “skips” across the country, but their fledgling relationship is tested as they pursue attractive, manipulative, seventeen-year-old Ian Burnham.

I watched Ricki and it reminded me of well jancj. First chasung me start off by saying that this cover is really great and it intrigued me completely. Ricki managed to act both. Great story with lots of unexpected twists as the story went along.

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This book was a trip It is well written and does tell a tale I haven’t read before, which is always a plus. The most annoying part has to be how easily the author skips over the serious things that has happened to the father. Visit Janci at her website, www. I have been anxiously awaiting Chasing the Skip for months, but I discovered very shortly into it that I was in for a surprise.


Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. He escapes a couple of times either with Ricki’s help or just because of her negligence. Her lips were chapped, like she’d been chewing patteerson. This book touched my heart. Posted to Almost Grown-up: Behind Every Gangster is a Good Moll.


Preview — Skipped by Janci Patterson. Dad held the station door open for Alison, like he was some kind of gentleman instead of her bounty hunter, and they disappeared inside. She had to grow up fast living with her mother. Her dad is a bounty hunter who never seems to have enough time for her while her mom ran off and has since ignored her.

He didn’t say much–just asked me about school. Three weeks in, Grandma decided she couldn’t deal with me anymore, so she convinced Dad to come pick me up. Automobile travel — Juvenile fiction.

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Ricki is used to her mother taking off. Your email address will not be published. Maybe he just jabci the shirt looked cool. Chasing the Skip Christy Ottaviano Books.