Monday, November 4, 2013

Chasing the Skip by Janci Patterson

Ricki's father is a bounty hunter who has never been a part of her life.  But when her mother moves to California to be with a boyfriend Ricki has to move in with her dad for a few months.  Against his better judgment he takes Ricki along to chase a more dangerous skip than his usual cases.  Father and daughter clash about how to handle the young man once they catch him with Ricki thwarting her dad's efforts at every turn.  But the more time they spend together the more Ricki begins to understand her dad, and her mother as well.  Ricki is a difficult character to like as the book goes along but I totally understand her since I've seen teens just like her.  Her relationship with her dad is realistic and flawed and I actually cringed at some of the scenes.