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Posted January 4, 2007
Vickie has a reputation for doing crazy, thoughtless things. She doesnt like her grandmother always reminding her of it. Her mother went away on a business trip and left her grandmother in charge. Vickie couldnt take it anymore. She busted open her piggy bank and got her money to run away! Then without permission Vickie and her younger sister, Joaine travel from Washington to their father's California home. When they get off the long bus ride there and they get to the house, they find out their father isnt there. Only an unfamiliar photo, a cat and assorted blood stains. So with the help of their new friend Jake, several tenants, and a bulldog Vickie and Joanie finally solve the mystery and track down their fahter. Caught get off too a promising start but dies down in the middle. There is too little the children can realistically do. They raipdly reach their limits and acting like most 30 year old adults would. Once the undercover agent shows up the reader is exposed to endless talk and explantaion. Other parts of the book are equally wordy and are repeated a lot. The books characters tend to be sterotypes such as the rebellious teenager, the nagging grandmother, the nasty criminal, the grubby-looking boy with a heart of gold and so on. The title is catchy but not really connecting with the plot.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.