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by Karen McQuestion
 

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Five years have passed since sixteen-year-old Angie Favorite’s mother disappeared without a trace. Since that day, Angie has managed to go through the motions of everyday life—until the summer morning when she’s abducted from a mall parking lot. Angie narrowly escapes, and her attacker is arrested, but he takes his life in jail before he

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Five years have passed since sixteen-year-old Angie Favorite’s mother disappeared without a trace. Since that day, Angie has managed to go through the motions of everyday life—until the summer morning when she’s abducted from a mall parking lot. Angie narrowly escapes, and her attacker is arrested, but he takes his life in jail before he can offer an explanation for his crime. When his mother contacts Angie, begging forgiveness on her son’s behalf, the girl agrees to meet with her in hopes of finding answers to the seemingly random attack. But when she arrives at the family’s massive estate, she is overcome by an unshakeable sense of foreboding...

Part thriller, part coming-of-age tale, Favorite is an engrossing young adult novel in which nothing—and no one—is as it seems.

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School Library Journal
Gr 6–8—When Angie was 11, her mom disappeared. In the five years since, police investigations have not turned up any trace of her. Angie and her older brother, Jason, pretty much take care of themselves because their dad is an unsuccessful rock singer who is frequently on the road. They live with their maternal grandmother, who, in the time period covered in the book, is on a trip with her fiancé. One night Angie is abducted by a strange man, Scott Bittner, in a parking lot but she manages to get away. His mother gets in touch with her, wanting to meet and discuss her son's actions. The situation then grows weirder as Mrs. Bittner essentially kidnaps Angie and Jason. Readers may initially be skeptical about the far-fetched plot; however, news events such as the appearance of Jaycee Dugard and Elizabeth Smart prove that stranger things have happened. There's not much character development in this plot-driven tale, but the author skillfully builds the sense of dread and fear the siblings face. The story line featuring Angie's mom is resolved rather abruptly. Reluctant readers may find the book intriguing enough to stick with it, but others may wish for more facile dialogue and a more explicit presentation of the characters' feelings.—B. Allison Gray, Goleta Public Library, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935597254
Publisher:
Amazon Childrens Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Karen McQuestion’s essays have appeared in Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Christian Science Monitor and several anthologies. Originally self-published as a Kindle e-book, A Scattered Life became the first self-published Kindle book to ever be optioned for film. McQuestion lives with her family in Hartland, Wisconsin.

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