Pushed into the witness protection program for a crime she didn’t know she saw, Liza is racing for survival.
On her way home one evening, Liza has to force her way through a group of men in a train underpass. She doesn’t think anything of it, but when her mom is shot dead moments later, Liza’s world turns upside down. Even worse, Liza was really the target. Only hours after her mother’s death, Liza is nearly killed again and she and her dad are placed in the witness protection program. Leaving everything she’s ever known behind, Liza and her dad pick up and move, never staying in one place for long. It’s too big of a risk—and Liza’s worst fear is realized when she gets recognized. The would-be killer is still on their trail, so all Liza and her dad can do is keep running. Unsure whom to trust and where to go, they’re just trying to stay alive….
|Publisher:||Margaret K. McElderry Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
Susan Shaw is the author of Tunnel Vision; One of the Survivors; Safe, an ALA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and a Carolyn W. Field Honor Book; and The Boy From the Basement, a New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age. She lives in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and you can visit her online at SusanShaw.org.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The beginning and middle of the book were absolutely brilliant, (I loved the suspense, and everything) but the ending was terrible. It made no sense. It was almost as if the author decided that they didn't want to finish the book and just made up an ending. It lacked for me. I thought it was building up to something ... but it wasn't. Endings are a really important aspect of books, right? This one just didn't make the cut for me.
If you ever wondered whats it like to be suddenly put under the Witness Protection Program, look no further than this book. This book amazed me from start to finish. Why? It has great technique in the writing style that you felt like you were on the run. My heart raced as I read this book. I felt emotions, just like the character. And even after finished reading the book, I think I might change my appearance! LOL What I liked most about this book is the writing style. Ms. Shaw did an absolutely great job in hooking the reader from the very first line. What's even better is that she kept me on my toes, thinking to ever bit that I had read,"What did this girl witness?" Even as the reader, you are left clueless as to what she saw. The main character, Liza, is pulled from the life she knows and into a life of running. She must drop everything. School, friends, relatives, phones, her appearance down to what she orders to eat, had to be change. I loved the mystery of this book. As I continued to read, I thought I be able to crack what really happen. Liza herself, didn't even know what she saw till it came together in the end. I was in shock and thought, Wow. Such a small incident, in which she didn't even realize what is going on, change her entire life. You need to read this book. I can't express enough how much I looked over my shoulder and even had to takes breaks. My heart broke for Liza. So much change, in so little time. Amazing writing, amazing characters and one heck of a story line, Tunnel Vision is my favorite book this year. I have never been so taken back and surprised by a book. Simply fantastic!