“Dad thinks if you have a kid, you should pay child support. Paying for them is the law, but spending time with them isn’t.”. Chasing the Skip by Janci Patterson is a young adult crime novel (available October 2, ). Ricki’s dad has never been there for her. He’s a. Recently I received a box of new books from a publisher. One of the books was Janci Patterson’s “Chasing the Skip” (Henry Holt, ). I found.

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Ian- Let me just say he wasn’t what I expected and leave it at that. But Dad seems to think he can tell her what to do after all tthe years —and he says stay away from Ian. After Ricki’s mother takes off, her grandmother gets tired of caring for her and hands her over to her father. My biggest compliment for this book is that jancl highly entertaining; it’s fast paced and action packed, with exciting shenanigans around every corner.

Her relationship with her father is up and down in this book, especially when she decides to never follow his rules, but he’s no better for putting her in this type of danger either.

She pictured her father as a crime-fighting superhero.


It looks like I’m having a bit of bad luck when it comes to books this week. Ricki’s boyfriend, Jamie, was questionable when Ricki doubted him in the first place. So what I was kind of expecting was a teenage Bonnie and Clyde type of story. Instead, her father disappears from her life. This is her first novel. In first-person narration, Ricki describes the excitement of Max’s work, along with her rage and confusion at his belated parenting, her worries that her mother may be in trouble with the boyfriend she met online, and the realization that her own boyfriend back in Salt Lake City has dumped her in absentia.


By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Her dad, a bounty hunter, has no choice but to bring her along with him and she keeps fantasizing that the person her dad has caught or is tracking down is nicer than she thinks.

I watched Ricki and it reminded me of well me. It is well written pahterson does tell a tale I haven’t read before, which is always a plus.

He’s pattesron another job for me. Ricki can make stupid decisions, but the reader must never think she is stupid. Since then he has sent regular child support payments and stopped by a few times, but he certainly hasn’t made an effort to develop a relationship with his only daughter. And I already stated that she reminded me of me when I was He never missed his child support but he didn’t provide any other smip of support.

Because of this, Ricki is hanci to go to school, but her dad is making her keep up with her homework assignments until he can find a solution to the problem of where they can live. Chasing the Skip was sometimes funny, sometimes a little heartbreaking and with a fair share of twists and turns.

What it really comes down to is that my feelings about the books are lukewarm.

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To ask other readers questions about Skippedplease sign up. To view it, click here. It might not be so bad hanging out with him while she waits for her mother to return.

It’s clearly difficult for both of them to be in this new situation Ricki and her Dad Ricki’s story was interesting enough to pull me through from beginning to end, but it didn’t keep me from wishing, praying that she would just OPEN HER EYES and realize objectively like a good reporter everything her Dad is doing for her.


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Pack up the skips and take them to a jail? To his credit he is genuinely trying to make amends to Ricki for not being around. And then it all begins, her dad agrees to go pick up a boy not much older than her. If I ran into her on the street, I wouldn’t have thought anything of it. But Penny has the perfect plan: He gives her the opportunity to defy her father but helping him.

What I liked about Ricki’s dad was that he was a parental figure with his heart in the right place, even if his past actions didn’t exactly demonstrate that.

I like the cover. Whereas Ricki and her dad are both fleshed out characters, I found Ian, the ‘skip,’ to be a little lacking in that department. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. She finds herself unavoidably attracted to the dark-eyed felon who seems eager to get acquainted. She lives in Orem, Utah with her family. Is Ricki in control or falling for Ian’s game? I’m glad I did because from the reviews I’ve read about this, I didn’t miss much.

For what I’ve been reading in reviews after I finished I’m not the only one that expected some sort of cute story about a bad boy and a girl with family problems. I’d have to write about it in my blog when I could get to a computer. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Unlike a lot of YA I read, this one sounded really I never even had the guts that Ricki had to step out of line. So, go into it without expectations of true and undying love.