Fake ID

Fake ID

by Walter Sorrells


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Sixteen-year-old Chastity and her mother have been on the run since Chass was a baby, assuming new identities in every town. She doesn't know why they are running, who her father is, or even her real name. But then on the night of Chass's sixteenth birthday, her mother disappears. The cops find her abandoned car, blood matching her DNA, and a purse containing six ID cards. Chass can't believe her mother is dead; she knows that her mom just had to go on the run again, this time to protect Chass. Chastity has only six days to find her mother before she's put into foster care—but someone else is looking for Chass. Someone deadly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142407622
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 04/05/2007
Series: Hunted Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 544,302
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.98(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Walter Sorrells is an award-winning author of mystery and suspense novels for adults and teens. He has written many novels, including Fake I.D., named one of the ten Best Mysteries by Booklist magazine in 2005, and several novels based-on the television series Flight 29 Down.  He also writes under the pseudonyms Lynn Abercrombie and Ruth Birmingham. His novel Fulton County Blues, as Ruth Birmingham, won the 2000 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Paperback Original. He graduated from Haverford College in 1985, where he majored in History, and now lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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A terrific read! Sorrells masterfully sustains suspense throughout. (Booklist, starred review)

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Fake ID 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
lnommay on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Book talk:Every once and awhile, I pick up a book that has such a fast-moving story that it is hard to put down. Fake ID was that kind of book for me. Chastity Pureheart moves around a lot with her mom. When they move to a new town they go into the local library and pick a new name--her mom runs her finger along the spines of the books until Chastity says stop. When they moved to High Hope, Alabama, that's when the new name of Chastity Pureheart came to be. What are they hiding from? Why isn't Chastity allowed to listen to music? Why do they always keep their belongings packed and ready by the front door? And now, what has happened to her mom? She's missing and someone is after Chastity. The mysteries just keep piling up, sort of like the bones found in the house where Chastity's mom's car was found. Fake ID is book one in the Hunted series by Walter Sorrells.
Varnan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story HUNTED is by far the most uninteresting story francise that I had ever read. The attempt of making this a mystery was quite desperate looking and original. The beginning had too much mysteries such as previous murders and the author only solved all of them in the end. Thus, the entire climax and plot was lagging and there was material that was unrelated to the story itself. I would say that the real mystery was how people actually liked this book and recommended it to me.
annalycia96 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fake ID by Walter Sorrells is a very good book because it has very suspenseful items in it. "Chass" and her mother often move from city to city and she never really thought about why they did till her mother disappears. While Chass is trying to find her mother she is also solving a murder and trying to find her identity while falling in love with her best friend. The town is turning against her and she is soon on her own,so she thinks. Chass has one person on her side but he is a big Asian man who is always stalking her so she thinks he is trying to kill her but he is really protecting her from the real person who is.
8F_SAM on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was interesting! I love the concept, of how a girl looses her mom, and then she suddenly has a deadline to find out who she really is.....and of course with people looking to kill her.....but I don't think the author wrote it out as interesting as it could've been. In some parts of the book, I was just like....Wah???? and I had to read it a lot just to understand the meaning....but over all...it was great!
nm.fall08.j.t.gulley on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fake I.D. is a really good mystery book for teenagers. Its written by Walter Sorrells and has an extremely good story line. Its about a teenage girl who doesn't know her real name. She's been moving from city to city ever since she could remember. She's been changing to random names everywhere she moves. Her latest name is Chassity Pureheart, but she likes to go by Chass. She loves to play the guitar and write her own music, but her mom doesn't like it so she can't play as much as she would like. When she finally gets to a place she likes and she doesn't have to move, her mom disapears. This is how she starts living with her only friend named Ben. After they look for a lot of random facts, they find stuff out about Chassity's past that she never knew. They keep going trying to figure out Chassity's past, but it leads them into a lot of trouble. They almost get killed a couple times and they are left in bad situations where they have to kill. I think its a really good, yet confusing book. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys mysteries or teenage drama books. This is a well thought out book, but the only bad thing is that you might be confused until the end of the story.If i were to choose a book to read, i would definantly choose this one.
escondidolibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Chass and her mother have been moving from town to town every couple years. Her mom won't tell her why, but she knows bad people are after them. Then one night, Chass' mom disappears and she has to figure out why by the end of the week or she'll be put in foster care. She realizes she doesn't know who to trust and things get bad when strangers show up trying to kidnap and even murder her.I could not put this book down. It was so exciting. Like watching a great action movie.
jbmreader on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fast paced and will grab reader's attention. It is definitely a YA book and adult reader's will need to suspend their disbelief. The female protagonist-- Chass (short for Chastity) is courageous and strong.
lvelazqu2000 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The premise of the book on being hunted does peak and maintain your interest from the beginning till the end of the story. It takes a good portion of the book to start to see how events and clues start to unravel through the character Chass. This is a great mystery and detective story that encourages to use clues and to use your reasoning skill. This mystery fiction would be great for a literature circle to keep up great discussion and comparison of ideas.
bhjvhjf More than 1 year ago
its good Daniel Pena of timber creek high
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In the novel, Hunted: Fake ID, Walter Sorrells makes this book like many of his other books, suspenseful and mesmerizing. This book is about a sixteen year old girl named Chastity Pureheart. Who lives with her mother in High Hopes, Alabama. No siblings, no father. They have been moving from city to city for as long as Chass can remember and she doesn't know why. Chass doesn't know much about her own life, including who her father is, and what her real name is. On Chass' sixteenth birthday, her mother leaves and doesn't come back. As far as anyone in the town she just moved to knows, she could be dead. Chass has six days to figure out what happened to her mother and if she's still alive. If Chass doesn't find her mother in time, Chass will get put into foster care. After she starts searching, she finds that someone is actually looking for her. I personally really liked this book. It may not give 'real life' connections with the main topic, but the ideas within the topic will connect with many people's lives. This book gives me a heart racing, on the edge of the seat feeling. This is an 'easy to read', fast book, which I prefer. I enjoyed this book and will keep reading books by Walter Sorrells. I also like how he ends his chapters, making you want to continue to read more. I do recommend this to anyone who likes an 'easy to read', suspenseful mystery book.
haley-mcp More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book! It had alot of action and mystery in this book. It's about a girl,Chastity, who is sixteen and has been on the run since see was a little girl. Her mom won't talk to her about two things; her father and why they were always moving. She doesn't know her name or anything, she gets it randomly picked everytime she moves. One day her mom goes missing and has to find her in six days before she goes in to a foster home. This book gets filled with action as she ditches school with her new friend Brittany and her friend Ben. They all help in this investigation to help her find her mom as Chastity is being chased.
mothman More than 1 year ago
Fake ID Walter Sorrells Fake ID is about a sixteen-year-old girl and her mother which has been on the run since she was a baby. The girl doesn't know they are on the run until the day her mom and her get into a fight over music and her mom gets up and leaves her. This book is one of the most interesting books I've ever read. I think anyone who likes good mysteries should definitely check out this book and read it. If I would have to rate this book I would actually have to rate it a five star. I hope any of you people in the world the read the book enjoys it as much as I did.
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Beck92 More than 1 year ago
Fake ID!! A very interesting book that is hard to take a break from reading it. It has you wondering what will happen next and keep you in suspense. I don¿t read any type of book, but when I do, they have to be interesting. When I first saw the book I read the first chapter and it caught all my interest, which is cool because not all books do that. It is a big mystery about who Chastity, the main character, really is and what her true identity is because she doesn¿t know herself. I enjoyed how she goes through so many things along the way to uncover the mystery. This book has a lot of Mysteries and is of suspense. Fake ID by Walter Sorrells may interest many high school students because it¿s pretty much about a teenager¿s life. Another book that is similar to this one is called HIDE by Lisa Gardner ,being a bit more thrilling and about an adult¿s life.
Michael96 More than 1 year ago
The story Fake I.D. is about a girl and mom who are on the run. The girl does not know they are on the run until one day after her and her mother get into a fight over music and her mom leaves. The mom never comes back. The daughter begins to look for the mom but can't find her. The sheriff at school hears about the situation and looks into it. When the cop looks into it, he ends up finding a whole bunch of fake ids with the pictures of the girl on it.He questioned the girl and she had no idea what he was talking about. One night she hitched a ride with a bad guy and he started to ask her questions a bout a tape that she was unfamiliar with. She then heard of a murder that took place with some all star football players. She went to the hopuse of the murder but someone had already been there and the body was gone. When she went back to her house the agency called and she agreed to help out. I like the story a lot. The setting and plot were decemt and it was very suspenseful. It was a joy to read and the characters filled in great. This story is for anyone inyo suspense and teenagers and up.
Chlo-e More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading a book titled Fake ID by Walter Sorrells. I found this book one day while I was in the library for Mr. Jenkins fourth period class. The students were told to pick out a book for Super Silent Reading and we got a chance to find a book while at the library. While I was walking through the rows of books I noticed Fake ID. The cover of the novel caught my attention because it looked mysterious and I like reading mystery novels rather than science or romance novels. After I had picked out Fake ID, I opened up the cover and read the summary of the novel to see if I really wanted to read it. When I was finished reading the summary on the inside cover, I figured it would be a good book to read, so I checked it out.

As I read Fake ID, I had some likes and dislikes about the novel. What I liked most about Fake ID, was that it kept me wanting to read more after every page. I also liked how the author was detailed in his writing about the different scenes throughout the novel. However, I did not like that the novel was hard to follow at times because it kept confusing me. I also did not like how the author ended the novel. Overall, I thought the novel was well written, but it could have been written better.
What I liked about Fake ID was that the author ended each chapter with a mysterious ending; it kept me wanting to read another chapter or two. I also liked how the author showed the reader the characters¿ emotions. However, I think that the author could have been a little more detailed in what the characters looked like or thought about certain situations. Also, the author talked about the past a lot throughout the novel and it was confusing me with the present part of the novel. I could not figure out if something had already happened or if something was happening. Overall, I thought the novel was well written and a great mystery novel!

I thought Fake ID was a good novel because it was about real life situations and not a made up fantasy. Fake ID was scary at times but it made me want to keep reading and not stop. I would recommend this novel to anyone who likes mystery or murder novels and stories that are straight to the point. Fake ID was slow at times, but the more you read the better it got. Overall, Fake ID was a great suspense novel and I think that everyone should read it!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Chastity Pureheart is a girl without a past. Everything about her is a fabrication, including her name. Along with her mother, Chass has spent as long as she can remember moving from one place to another with only a moments notice. She has her routine down pat--suitcase packed and ready to go at the front door at all times, hop in the quiet car and drive to where her mother has pointed to with her eyes closed on the map, stop at a library to draw a book of the shelves and choose a new name.

Chass has no idea why her and her mother are on the run. Her mother has never said a word about who her father is, or what she did before the running started, or why she hates music so passionately. All Chass knows is that they've been in High Hopes, Alabama, for three years now, and their lives are as normal as they've ever been. That is, normal until her best friend, Ben, buys her a guitar for her sixteenth birthday, and things go downhill fast.

First, Chass has to admit to her mother her love--no, obsession--with playing music, writing music, and singing. She knows it hurts her mother; after all, this is the same lady who doesn't even turn on the radio in the car when they're driving. But Chass can't hold her love of music in any longer, and her mother storms out of the house in a huff--and disappears off the face of the earth.

Suddenly, everyone is looking into the life of Chastity Pureheart and her mother a little too closely. For too people who have spent years avoiding public scrutiny, their lives are now under a microscope. She has a police chief treating her like a criminal, the parents of her best friend accusing her of all sort of mischief, and a mother that she's determined to find.

FAKE I.D. is a great mystery for all ages. Filled with action-adventure, a very believable mystery, and lots of thrilling twists and turns, you'll find yourself immersed in the life and times of Chass and her mother--and the reason for their life on the run.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fake ID: This book was great, it was suspenseful and it just draws you in. If you like books that are like the show C.S.I. then this is the book for you. Chass Pureheart and her mother Alyson Pureheart are always on the run. Chass doesn¿t know who or what they are running from, but she is about to find out. Alyson goes missing and Chass has six days to find her before she gets put into a foster home. Chass¿ friends Ben and Brittany try to help her find her mother. While looking for her mother Chass starts solving the mystery of Nancy Rydell. Because of this book you will laugh, be angry at some of the characters, and possibly cry. I recommend Fake ID for anyone who likes to read or has a lot of time because you will not be able to put this book down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chastity Pureheart has spent all of her life on the run forced to move from place to place because of a ¿threat¿ unknown to her. When Chastity moves to High Hopes, Alabama, with her mom, she uncovers details about her unknown past. One night Chastity¿s mom leaves the house and doesn¿t come back. Chastity is forced to find out details about her mother or be put in to foster care. Throughout the story Chastity is faced with many decisions that affect her survival. At one point, she is forced to shoot a man before he has the chance to kill her. This story keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting to find out what happens next. The author, Walter Sorrells, did a magnificent job at portraying a hero who you feel could actually exist. This story has a well thought out plot and easy to follow dialogue that makes the reader want more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was the best mystery i've read in a while it twists in the middle until you just can't put it down it really is a great mystery title CLub Dread better be just as good.