This time around on the Girlfriends Cyber Circuit tour, I'm thrilled to host fabu author Stacy DeKeyser, and her amazing new novel, JUMP THE CRACKS.
Here's the scoop:
What would you do?
As far as I'm concerned, there's no excuse not to be decent...Especially when you're responsible for a kid.
It just figures that fifteen-year old Victoria's dad fails once again to be at the train station like he's promised. Fuming, Victoria watches as a teen mom stashes her bruised little boy in the train's bathroom. When the mom gets off the train alone, Victoria decides she has had it with all the poor excuses who call them selves parents. Making a split-second decision, Victoria boards the next train out of town-taking the little boy with her.
No, really, what would you do?
Victoria's staying on the run until everyone responsible starts keeping their promises. This kid's not falling through the cracks. Not on her watch.
Wow, sounds amazing right? Well, there's more! Here's the same 5 questions I always ask:
What people are saying about JUMP THE CRACKS:
"Bracingly realistic….With a combination of lively adventure and humane treatment of its characters, this is an absorbing and emotionally effective read.” — BCCB
"Strong characters and fast-paced action." — VOYA
"Thought-provoking....Introspective tweeners will find plenty to chew on." — Booklist
“Teens are sure to find this an interesting read.” — School Library Journal
"Teen kidnaps toddler--or does she? The story was terrific...The ending fits the story perfectly."
— Linda Sue Park, Newbery-winning author
"Julia LOVES your book. She has told a few kids in her 6th grade class about it and has informed me that they get first dibs on reading her copy before me!" — mother of Julia, age 12
“I thought it was amazing! I couldn't put it down. The end almost made me cry.” — Jessica, age 17
Nominated for YALSA's Popular Paperback for Young Adults 2009!
FAQs and Trivia about Stacy:
Favorite food that's not 98% sugar: This changes pretty much daily. Check here for today's answer!
Refuses to eat: Coconut; raw onions.
Favorite color: Red. No, pink. No, red. Definitely red...I think.
Pets: A golden retriever named Chipper (after Chipper Jones of the Atlanta Braves).
Favorite sport to watch: Baseball
Favorite sport to play: Does bike riding count?
Favorite book: This is another answer that will change often. This week: Pentalty by Mal Peet.
Afraid of: Roller coasters; centipedes.
Jobs I've had: Dishwasher, laundress, snack bar waitress, proofreader, hospital analyst, medical transcriptionist, receptionist. (Come to think of it, I'm still most of those things.)