“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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Two f-bombs late in the book, and Ricki makes such supremely poor choices. It didn’t really surprise me when Ian used her as an escape route to prison. However, I do feel like that made the story slightly unrealistic though it sure was enjoyable. But now since Ricki’s mom ran off, Ricki finds herself an unwilling passenger in a front-row seat to her father’s dangerous lifestyle.

I never really liked Ian. So, go into it without expectations of true and undying love. She looked too young to have children.

The cover speaks volumes of what happens in the book.

Now the reason I bring that up is because I feel like a lot of books have been doing that to. When I made lists, I tried to keep them objective. Missing for a month?


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What bothers me is this: Did you know you can support Mary Robinette on Patreon! Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. He climbed in and slammed the door.

He needs the money so he takes what jobs he can get. I pressed the ballpoint to my notepad, deciding on some words. After reading the pattegson, my mind zeroed in on a couple of things: I liked that idea. Janci lives in Orem, Utah, with her husband, Drew Olds, and their children. She had to grow up fast living with her mother.


Sometimes you just don’t enjoy a book. I really liked the stats at the beginning of each chapter and how they changed depending on what was most important to her at the moment. Ricki’s Mom has done this sort of thing before.

It just made the danger easier to see. He is a hard man, but a good man. Of course Ricki can’t help but feel some attraction to this dangerous boy, going as far to disobey her father. Under the circumstances I think she handled everything well. Most of the time it would only be for the night, or cahsing day.

I couldn’t help but be impressed. Her dad had buried himself in his work out of grief from losing his wife, and though this is not an excuse to ignore his daughter, hcasing seemed like Ricki didn’t give him a break. Instead I sat with ths pen hovering over the paper, bouncing up and down with the grain of the road.


All Ricki has to do is wait it out. I used to think I’d grow up and be cbasing hero with him, and then we could be a family. But when her mom takes off for an extended vacation, Ricki finds herself living with her father for the first time. Ricki is allowed to be confused, but the reader must never be.

Overall Janci Patterson did a great job keeping bounty dhasing in words interesting which you think would be hard but again she did an awesome job because this book was like a breeze which is something I really needed, 4 out of 5 stars is my rating!

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thhe Ian is an interesting character for sure. It was really sad how she couldn’t love her daughter enough to even say goodbye. My reasoning for that has little to do with the story and more to do with the content: Ricki was a strong girl, not in most parts, but where it counted.