Un trabajo sin futuro: (Dead End Job)

Un trabajo sin futuro: (Dead End Job)

by Vicki Grant
     
 

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Frances works the night shift at a local convenience store, dividing her time between restocking shelves and working on her art. Her routine is broken one night when Devin comes into the store. He claims to be the son of a famous local artist and offers her advice on her drawings. Although he seems to know way too much about her, Frances decides, against the advice of

Overview

Frances works the night shift at a local convenience store, dividing her time between restocking shelves and working on her art. Her routine is broken one night when Devin comes into the store. He claims to be the son of a famous local artist and offers her advice on her drawings. Although he seems to know way too much about her, Frances decides, against the advice of her boyfriend, that he is odd but harmless. By the time she realizes the danger she is in, Devin is completely obsessed with her and convinced that if he can't have her, no one will. Frances will be forced to use all her strength to escape from Devin.

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Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee
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Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media
"The book is written at a level accessible to most middle school students and is an excellent resource for ELL and struggling readers...A good reminder that everyone is not who they say they are."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554695522
Publisher:
Orca Book Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Series:
Orca Spanish Soundings Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
441 KB
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Read an Excerpt

Corrí sin mirar para atrás hasta la tienda, resbalando con los zapatos llenos de grasa, derribando latas de comida, golpeándome contra los estantes. Me lancé hacia el teléfono. Levanté el auricular. Podía sentir a Devin detrás de mí

Empecé a marcar nueve, uno...

Colgó el teléfono de un manotazo.

—Tenía la esperanza de no tener que llegar a este punto.

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.

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