Jump the Cracks

Paperback
Publish Date: March 2008
Pages: 207
Price: $9.95
 

Details

Dimensions: 7.96 in. tall, 5.24 in. wide, 0.55 in. thick
Publisher: Flux
ISBN: 0738712744
Accelerated Reader ®
Quiz#: 123211
Quiz Name: Jump the Cracks
Reading Level: 4
Interested Level: Middle Grade Plus
Point Value: 6

Book Overview

What would you do?

As far as I'm concerned, there's no excuse not to be decent...Especially when you're responsible for a kid.

It just figures that fifteen-year old Victoria's dad fails once again to be at the train station like he's promised. Fuming, Victoria watches as a teen mom stashes her bruised little boy in the train's bathroom. When the mom gets off the train alone, Victoria decides she has had it with all the poor excuses who call them selves parents. Making a split-second decision, Victoria boards the next train out of town-taking the little boy with her.

No, really, what would you do? Victoria's staying on the run until everyone responsible starts keeping their promises. This kid's not falling through the cracks. Not on her watch.

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Awards

2010 Truman Readers Award - Third Place (Grades 6-8)