“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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Lots of driving from place to place to look for somebody. Kira thought she knew everything about her best friend, Haylee. He’s got another job for me. It’s the first time in her life she’s spent appreciable time with him, so she writes from the heart.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I watched Ricki and it reminded me of well me. I’m going to rate this one 3 stars because even though it was sort of good it wasn’t what I expected and I’m left a little disappointed. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. She has a best friend and a boyfriend that she’s left behind and is anxious pattersoh get back to. Many teens will relate to Ricki’s challenge as she tries to figure out where she belongs on the road of life.

Besides, Penny has bigger things to worry about—like her mother, who desperately wants to have more children. But not only does Ricki think her dad doesn’t want her, she tries to convince herself of that. On their journey, Ian plays a few tricks up his sleeves, and Ricki is forced to learn what it really means to trust someone. For what I’ve been reading in reviews after Skop finished I’m not the only one that expected some sort of cute story about a bad cuasing and a girl with family problems.


And I already stated that she reminded me of me when I was It was a shock to learn that he made some bad mistakes in life too.

Penny adores her best friend Rodney.

I knew from the start he was trouble paatterson usually I go for the bad boys but I just didn’t like him very much. Instead I sat with my pen hovering over the paper, bouncing up and down with the grain of the road. Doing her a favor, he called it.

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My boyfriend, Jamie, would love it. The good girl falls for the bad boy when her father apprehends him, and in turn goes on the run with him. I wouldn’t mind handing my thirteen year old this book if it weren’t for the fear that my she would enjoy that scene enough to start looking for more of it at far too young an age.

Still, there was more to being a parent than money. Jamie always made fun of me for my lists.

The cover of pattesron book hints at a teen romance, and that’s what I expected, so when it didn’t really emerge, I felt jilted. What stung was that I knew he was right about Mom. The suspenseful mood was well done and mostly uninterrupted. A solid cast and heartfelt emotions lift this above its contrivances.


Brandt with his eyes crossed, flipping me off.

The ensuing caper is a gentle one, a road trip calculated to give Ricki time to get to know her dad and achieve an understanding of herself and her family.

I know not everyone will love Ricki the way that I do. When will I learn? But could Logan ever be interested in her as more than a friend? So I don’t fault Ricki for her lapses in judgement when it comes to Ian.

She had to grow up fast living with her mother. What constitutes a family and what it takes to maintain a family.


I just take after her. I also understand why she felt like he didn’t want her around either. But maybe I never had. In fact the portrayal of the life of a bounty hunter isn’t what you’d find on your favorite TV show or on film. And I understood Ricki’s reluctance to take a chance jaci him.