“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.

Author: Samubei Vizil
Country: Azerbaijan
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Photos
Published (Last): 26 September 2014
Pages: 355
PDF File Size: 10.50 Mb
ePub File Size: 18.32 Mb
ISBN: 376-9-63537-993-9
Downloads: 49153
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Vudoktilar

What bothers me is this: However I came in with different ideas of this book and was severely disappointed. I would have still read it I think, but I would have different expectations that would have made this book better to me, I believe. But Dad seems to think he can tell her what to do after all these years —and he says stay away from Ian. To see if Mom’s there? I deleted interior monologue.

Her parents would have been nosy about it, though. BYR ; 1 edition October 2, Language: Spending time with them was a pleasure. Ricki is on the road with the father she barely knows because her Mom took off and has been gone a month. Chasing the Skip Christy Ottaviano Books.

She lives in Orem, Utah with her family. Overall, I enjoyed this book, but it’s not one I’ll ever be rereading.


Follow the Author

Until the day April seizes the opportunity to choose her own course. No, it’s not the best cover I’ve ever seen, but Jacni like it. Ricki faces abandonment issues with both of her parents and she has to learn to stand up for herself and voice her feelings in the end.

This has strong characters, solid dialogue 4. In the end, she learns some enlightening truths about her parents and about herself. Jory is in training to be a full patrerson of the family business—when she can convince her parents to let her help with their elaborate cons.

Debbie Meldrum reads just about everything she can get her hands on. Chasing The Skip was an entertaining enough read and I did really enjoy Ricki and seeing how she dealt with what has become her life.

A brilliant combination of romance, science fiction, and the supernatural. The overall book was okay, not what I was expecting at all, was hoping it went a different way but still glad that I finally got a chance to read it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Christy Ottaviano Books Hardcover: Please provide an email address.

Fresh Meat: Chasing the Skip by Janci Patterson – Criminal Element

The way I saw it, life was easier for irresponsible people. Look where all that responsibility got me.

Ian had loads of potential but ultimately fell short with me, which was disappointing. What it seems I revealed actually was a head strong little girl that has had a rotten life.


I have a hard time reading about a character who constantly makes the same mistakes and doesn’t seem to learn from them. Anyway, I read the whole thing in one day and got to a point where I couldn’t put it down. Days since Mom left: He never missed his child support but he didn’t provide any other sort of support. But her mom will be back any day now. I watched Ricki and it reminded me of well me. Little does she know that Ian isn’t playing their game by her rules.

I have been anxiously awaiting Chasing the Skip for months, but I discovered very I wished she would. Ian- Let me just say he wasn’t what I expected and leave it at that. Then I realized he actually likes the silence. To view it, click here. I know this is a stand alone, but I wouldn’t mind finding out what happens next with Ricki. And he seems to understand her.

My library Help Advanced Book Search.