Stolen Car

Stolen Car

Created on: Mar-08-2011   Last updated: Mar-08-2011


8.5"x11" - Choice of Hardcover/Softcover - Color - Trade Book
Theme: Teen    Privacy: Everyone
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Starved for love and attention, 15-year-old Danielle is determined not to make the same relationship mistakes that her mother has. So when her old crush Reid expresses an interest in her, she falls hard for the much older boy who woos her in classic bad-boy fashion with sweet talk and gifts, and it doesn't hurt that he has a pretty sweet car. He is a “user and abuser,” according to Danielle’s best friends Ashley and Evan, who are worried and disgusted. But, Danielle is convinced she has found love. Then Reid fails the ultimate test, and Danielle finds the ultimate revenge. The multi-layered story delves into Danielle's rocky relationship with her mother, Evan's desire to help his troubled brother Vic, and Ashley's surprisingly mysterious past. Readers will enjoy the many dimensions of the characters.

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Zayna McSpazzatron
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A former librarian for teenagers, Patrick now concentrates on writing fiction for teens. His third novel -- Chasing Taillights was published in summer 2007, while his 4th novel Cheated came out in spring 2008. His second novel Nailed was published in spring 2006 and was a runner-up in the Great Lakes Book Award. His first young adult novel Things Change (2004) was named by the Young Adult Library Services Association as a best book for reluctant readers. In 2006, he won lifetime achievement awards from both the Catholic Library Association, and the American Library Association. In March of 2006, he won the Scholastic Library Publishing Award. Jones is a frequent speaker at library conferences, having visited all fifty states, as well as Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. His latest book is The Tear Collector (2009).