Comebackby Vicki Grant
Ria is rich, slim, pretty, popular. If you only knew her at school, you'd think she led a charmed lifeand until recently you'd have been right. But her situation has taken a sudden, unfortunate change. Her parents' seemingly perfect marriage has broken up, and before she's had a chance to absorb the blow, her beloved father disappears in a plane crash. What's
Ria is rich, slim, pretty, popular. If you only knew her at school, you'd think she led a charmed lifeand until recently you'd have been right. But her situation has taken a sudden, unfortunate change. Her parents' seemingly perfect marriage has broken up, and before she's had a chance to absorb the blow, her beloved father disappears in a plane crash. What's worse, rumors begin to surface that he may have perpetrated a multimillion-dollar investment scam and everybodyRia's mother, her best friends, even her boyfriendbelieves them. Ria sees no choice but to take her little brother and run.†She vows to keep the memory of her father alive. Soon, though, she begins to wonder: is her memory playing tricks on heror is he?
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Dad always said, "Crisis is just another word for opportunity."
Meet the Author
Vicki Grant left her career in advertising and television to write her first novel, The Puppet Wrangler, in 2004. She enjoys writing for young adults, with a particular interest in reluctant readers. Vicki's books have gone on to win many awards, including the prestigious Arthur Ellis Award in 2006. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with her husband and three children. More information is available at www.vickigrant.com.
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The Orca Soundings series is known for hi-lo titles that appeal to teens; this book is no exception. Ria's been living a good life but that all changes when her dad moves out and she is about to become a child of divorce. Although the family has always had money, suddenly Ria's mom won't accept any from her dad so her lifestyle changes dramatically. After her dad is presumed dead in an airplane crash, word gets out that Ria's dad scammed millions of dollars from his investment clients. Unable to bear the news, Ria takes her younger brother and runs away. Grant conveys the anger and shame of a teen whose image of a parent has been shattered, along with the impulsive dash to run away from problems, in a manner that teens will relate to. Reluctant readers will enjoy this title.
At bthe ending i threw the book lol
I love this book!!! best book... read it in a hour could not stop reading :)
Ria's perfect world is crumbling around her. It comes as a total shock when she hears her parents are divorcing. Sure, her father was usually busy with his career as a stockbroker, but now she's living with her mother and little brother and only seeing her father on the weekends. Shortly after the separation, Ria's dad shows up at her school driving a vintage convertible. He offers her and her boyfriend a ride, and after returning them to school, even offers to let the kids use the car for the weekend. That's the last time she sees him before she learns he has disappeared in a plane crash. Thinking he is dead is a big enough shock, but then Ria starts learning further information that indicates he may not have been the father she has grown to know and love. News of his disappearance is included in all the news broadcasts, and people she's thought of as family friends and acquaintances are making strangely rude remarks. Ria's reaction to all the chaos is to pack up her little brother and run. With only pocket money and a tank of gas, she takes off without a thought as to where they will go or how they will survive. Author Vicki Grant takes readers on a frightening ride in COMEBACK. She captures the disappointment and frustration Ria feels when the life she's always known takes a dramatic turn. This fast-paced read is perfect for reluctant readers.