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Highlights

  • When a new job falls his way, Chance jumps at the opportunity, becoming a runner who picks up strange packages on a daily route and delivers them to a shady man at the marina.
  • 12 Years
  • 8.25" x 5.5" Paperback
  • 224 Pages
  • Young Adult Fiction, Action & Adventure

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About the Book



Suspenseful, fast-paced, and timely, this novel avoids easy answers as it examines issues of terrorism and patriotism, fear and courage, and lives of privilege and poverty. This brand-new paperback edition includes a Q-and-A with the author.



Book Synopsis



When a new job falls his way, Chance jumps at the opportunity, becoming a runner who picks up strange packages on a daily route and delivers them to a shady man at the marina. Chase knows how much he will earn--what he doesn't know is how much he will pay.

Suspenseful, fast-paced, and poignant, this novel avoids easy answers as it examines issues of terrorism and patriotism, fear and courage, and the lives of privilege and poverty.



Review Quotes




"The sports and suspenseful action will easily draw readers, as will the gripping adventure's deeper issues of crime, class, ineffectual parents, and a teen's questions about his uncertain future." Booklist, ALA

"Writing in a fast-paced, action-packed, but at the same time reflective style, Deuker uses fewer sports scenes than in his previous novels, and instead uses running as a hook to entice readers into a perceptive coming-of-age novel." School Library Journal

"Fast-paced and suspenseful." Horn Book --




About the Author



Carl Deuker is a celebrated author of "top flight sports writing matched to uncommonly perceptive coming of age stories" (Kirkus Reviews). He describes his younger self as a classic second stringer: "I was too slow and too short for basketball; I was too small for football, a little too chicken to hang in there against the best fastballs. So, by my senior year the only sport I was still playing was golf." He was a teacher for many years in the Seattle area, where he now lives with his wife. carldeuker.ag sites.net/bio.htm
Dimensions (Overall): 8.25 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)
Weight: .4 Pounds
Suggested Age: 12 Years
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Action & Adventure
Publisher: Clarion Books
Theme: General
Format: Paperback
Author: Carl Deuker
Language: English
Street Date: April 23, 2007
TCIN: 11333511
UPC: 9780618735051
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-4313
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.6 inches length x 5.5 inches width x 8.25 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.4 pounds
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