Chasing Tail Lights

Chasing Tail Lights

by Patrick Jones
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Patrick Jones did an AMAZING job with Chasing Tail Lights. I've read Nailed, Things Change, and just finished Chasing Tail Lights. Amazing job with all...he brought so much reality into it. I put all my projects aside just to read the book... (I dislike reading) but this book, I just HAD to. It was great! I was so proud of Christy at the end... The last page for hardcover, page 294...just left me WOWed. Have to give props to Robert and Bree. It was touching, and this book just left me wowed. It was a great book, and a must-read. Patrick Jones is an amazing author. *It helps you...pretty much through a whole lot.
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Christy is a senior in high school and can't wait to get out of Flint, Michigan. She probably never will leave, but hearing her father always talk about ¿chasing tail lights¿ until they take you where you want to be, gives her the hope she needs to get through the mess that is her life.

In fifth grade, Christy's father died and life has never been the same. Her mother works hard and drinks hard, but doesn't have a kind word for Christy. Christy's half-brother, Ryan, gets their mother's love even though he deserves it the least. Bree, Christy's little niece, has become her responsibility. She cooks, cleans, and does laundry while she keeps an eye on Bree and swears to keep her safe.

School could offer Christy a way to escape Flint, but with so-so grades and sleepless nights that cause her to be late to class or unable to keep her eyes open, things look less than promising for Christy's future. When Christy demonstrates her ability to run, English teacher Ms. Chapman urges her to join the track team. She also supplies Christy with an unending supply of books to read, each one with a message designed to help the young girl cope with her troubling world. But even encouragement from Ms. Chapman and her best friend, Anne, can't get Christy to accept and admit what is happening on the dark side of her life.

CHASING TAIL LIGHTS exposes the sickening underbelly of sexual abuse. Christy, an innocent victim of the ugly crime, fights with determination to better her life and protect those around her. Readers will feel her pain and cheer her accomplishments as she learns to accept her situation and make a plea for help. Patrick Jones, author of THINGS CHANGE and NAILED, has outdone himself with this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was an inspiring novel. I am currently writing a book myself and 'Chasing Tail Lights' gave me some ideas for my book. What happened to Christy in the book, it was very tragic. I know how she feels because something very simalar happened to me in the past. Just like Christy, I was afraid to tell anybody because of the questions and the looks I would get once the truth came out. If anybody would like to contact me about this book or wish to contact me about my book im writing, write me a letter address it to 'Tiana McAllister 109 New Dorwart Street Lancaster, Pa 17603'
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was filled with so much hurt. I loved every minute of it. I could sort of relate to the character. There's really not much else I want to say about it, just that I loved it. Anyone in high school should deffinitely read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I got my copy of Chasing Tail Lights, I was so excited to read it. From the moment I opened the book I couldn't put it down. This book to me became a tear jerker, as were all of the other Patrick Jones books, because I could relate to what was going on. This book is definately a book that teenagers and adults will enjoy. I strongly recommend this and any of P.J.'s books to parents because it helps take a look into a teenagers mind. I definately give this book a two thumbs up!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was a terrific book. The characters were great. It really captures you right from the beginning.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Christy is an amazing character who is withdrawn from others and just wants to disappear. With this feeling of despair and loneliness, you want someone to reach out to her. I love how Patrick Jones captures your full attention at the very beginning. Telling the story of a young girl and growing up is a challenge. You will never be able to put the book down or forget the struggles and triumph at the end. You must read this outstanding book.