Chasing Tail Lights

Chasing Tail Lights
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12+
Release Date
July 24, 2007
ISBN
0802796281
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Break free. Before he died, Christy's daddy used to say that when you feel lost, follow the tail lights of the truck in front of you, and they'll get you somewhere safe. Christy keeps chasing those tail lights, but somehow, she's always still lost in Flint, Michigan. Like most teens in Flint, she's dying to leave this dying city. But she's got a secret that she's never told anyone, and it's keeping her chained like a dog to her dead-end life. And she'll never be able to make a fresh start until she's able to reveal that horrible truth and bring herself back into the light.

Patrick Jones revisits his hometown of Flint, Michigan, and the darkness that has overtaken this impoverished city in a novel that reveals the chilling reality of growing up on the wrong side of the tracks in America today.

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Finding her own
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Reader reviewed by shannon

The girl in this book is just trying to find her own place in this world. She don't know where she stands. She is a lower class American girl. Whose mother is single working mother.One of her brothers is in jail. While the other is a punk. While her mother works, she watches her niece. She has a wealthy friend who uses her to get on her parents nerves. She is trying to work her way out of a poor community and into a life she could be proud of. She has a secret that makes her feel ugly. In the end it will either remain a secret. Or she will use it to protect the ones she loves the most. This book teaches you that sometimes the most painful secrets have to be revealed to protect others.

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Life Stinks
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Reader reviewed by Deirdre

This book is about a girl who lived in a nasty town. Her life stinks and at the end she finally realizes that she can't find a way out of this through other people and that she needs to make her own way in life. Her name is Christy. She has 3 stepbrothers, one of, which makes her sell pot and give him the money. One of her other brother is really nice but can't protect her from the other brother because he is very shy and weak.
My favorite person in this book is her best friend, who is very rich. Her best friend's name is Anne. Anne's father hates Christy.
If I were to rate this book out of five stars I would rate it 2 stars. This book is for children 14 years and over, due to the abuse Christy gets from her brother.
I didn't like this book because the writing isn't very good and the story line is very depressing and not in a good way.
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