Hit the Ground Running

Category: Book
By (author): Hughes, Alison
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Coming of Age
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Siblings
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Travel & Transportation / Car & Road Trips
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Published: August 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*Sixteen-year-old Dee and her seven-year-old brother, Eddie, have been on their own for six weeks. Their father has seemingly vanished into the baking Arizona desert. Their money is drying up and the rent is coming due, but it's a visit from a social worker and the prospect of being separated from Eddie that scares Dee enough to flee. She dupes her brother into packing up and embarking on the long road trip to Canada, their birthplace and former home. Lacking a driver's license and facing a looming interrogation at the border, Dee rations their money and food as they burn down the interstate in their ancient, decrepit car.
From The Publisher*In this novel for teens, Dee and her younger brother, Eddie, make a run for the Canadian border when their father disappears and social workers start snooping around their Arizona home.
From The Publisher*An ancient car. No driver's license. A run for the border. What could possibly go wrong?