Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Ninja Reviews... Jump the Cracks by Stacy DeKeyser

What would you do? Would you just leave? Or would you do something crazy and stay?

Victoria is fighting to deal with her parent's divorce, especially now that her dad lives in New York City and flakes out on her all the time. If he really cared...if he really loved her...he would make the effort. Right?

But when Victoria's dad once again flakes and is late picking her up at the train station during the start of her summer visit, Victoria gets mad. While angry she witnesses a young mom throw her bruised toddler in a train bathroom and walk off the train and onto the platform. Not knowing what to do, and angry at the injustice of parents who don't keep promises, Victoria makes the life-changing decision to hop back on the train and leave town, taking the toddler with her. She won't let him fall through the cracks.


Amy said...

Wow. I love the premise of this book. I requested a copy. =)

I'm listening to The Compound on audio. It's creepy!

Jenny!!! said...

It's a really engaging, quick read! I think you'll like it :)