Chasing a Thrill

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Chasing a Thrill

Chasing a Thrill On her morning run seventeen year old Katie discovers a frozen body lying on the snowy forest trail The story goes back three months to trace the events leading up to the tragedy as seen through the

  • Title: Chasing a Thrill
  • Author: Marjorie DeLuca
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Paperback
  • On her morning run, seventeen year old Katie discovers a frozen body lying on the snowy forest trail The story goes back three months to trace the events leading up to the tragedy as seen through the eyes of Mike, the import car fanatic who worships his older brother, Frankie, a hotshot graduate who s gone East and developed big spending habits fuelled by poker winnings.On her morning run, seventeen year old Katie discovers a frozen body lying on the snowy forest trail The story goes back three months to trace the events leading up to the tragedy as seen through the eyes of Mike, the import car fanatic who worships his older brother, Frankie, a hotshot graduate who s gone East and developed big spending habits fuelled by poker winnings Jay, the budding musician whose father wants him to be an NHL player even though he hates hockey Kim, the math whiz and talented artist whose mother recently died and left her alone with a cold, abusive father who spends most nights at the casino Nick, forced to be a parent to his two kid sisters while his single mom goes off for days at a time and drowns herself in booze Lured by the thrill of gambling, their lives spiral out of control until events come to a head in a gripping final showdown Along the way they ll learn about love, heroism, sacrifice and failure, but someone pays the ultimate price and dies on the snowy forest track Set in a Canadian prairie city, this story explores the complexity of family conflict and its impact on troubled teens searching for love, acceptance and identity

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    1. Margitte on said:

      Although this is a book for young adults and not a genre I normally read, I immediately fell under the spell of this story of a group of senior high school kids who lost control over their destiny during their final school year. Within a short period of a few months, an unexpected, dangerous reality was taking over their dreams and aspirations in ways they could not have seen coming.Kim, Katie, Nick, Jay and Mike hardly knew each other in classes. Each one of them harbored family situations whic [...]

    2. E on said:

      Busted Out is the story of three months of the lives of five Canadian high schoolers in the autumn and early winter. There's Nick, the responsible big brother of his baby sisters, struggling to hold home and family together with an absent father and an alcoholic mother; there's Jay, the reluctant ice skater, resentfully desperate to please his authoritarian father; there's Kim, whose mother recently died of cancer, trying to escape her abusive father; there's car fanatic Mike, staunchly loyal to [...]

    3. Sarah on said:

      2.5 stars(Read using Kindle Unlimited)This book was less murder/mystery, and more me just hoping that someone would hurry up and die!I can’t say I really liked any of the characters in this book. They were all a bit stupid, and made stupid decisions. I mean does anybody really believe those little pop-up ads online that say ‘congratulations! You just won $129,000!’ because one of these characters did.The storyline in this just wasn’t what I was expecting. We basically got that a dead bod [...]

    4. Sarah on said:

      I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.Thank you very much Marjorie :)Now, where do I start?I loved the beginning of the book, it was a really promising beginning to a great mystery.Then 6 POV's came along, which, in my opinion, are 3 or 4 too many, usually. For the first part of the book, this made many of the characters a bit flat and untouchable.As their lives meshed more and more throughout the plot, however, the characters got more fleshed out and more interesting and easier [...]

    5. Catherine on said:

      I received this copy for free from First Reads Giveaway.So, I'm not the target audience for this book, but then, who defines "target audience". It may be a Young Adult book, however, I am a parent and by reading this, just re-affirmed the responsibilities a parent has in the upbringing of their child. Also made me remember how different we are when young and the way we see the world.If I browse for other books by a particular author, it means the book I've got is a success - so yes, Busted Out [...]

    6. Catriona on said:

      This looked like it was going to be a good book, and from the first couple of chapters it was. I really couldn't get over the 5 or so POVs, it just felt like there were too many main characters. There also seemed to be a lot of inconsistencies, although that could have just been me confusing thins because of all the characters.Ack, I really wanted to enjoy this.Thanks Marjorie for a copy of this book for an honest review, I'm sorry I didn't like it.

    7. Janet Scarth on said:

      Very well written. A must read for young adults as it shows what happens when gambling between teenagers gets out of control.I would recommend this book.

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