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Publisher Comments:

People ask me all the time what having Vince MacKenzie for a father was like. What they mean is, was he always crazy?

High school junior Jordan MacKenzie's life was pretty typical: fractured family, new boyfriend, dead-end job. She'd been living with her father (the predictable optometrist) since her mother (the hippie holdover) had been too embarrassing to be around. Jordan felt like she finally had as normal a life as she could. But then came Gayle D'Angelo.

Jordan knew her father was dating Gayle, and that Gayle was married. Jordan knew it was wrong, and that her father was becoming someone she didn't recognize anymore, but what could she do about it? And how could she — how could anyone — have possibly guessed that this illicit love affair would implode in such a violent and disturbing way?

Review:

"Two subplots involving Jordan's romantic interests create unnecessary distractions, but captivating details make this scandalous story seem all too real, and Jordan's magnetic voice marks Caletti as a writer to watch." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Jordan's authentic teenage voice...will hold readers, as will the emotional issues of sadness and abandonment, which pack more punch than the sensationalist elements of the plot." Booklist

Review:

"Caletti lovingly describes the setting, a small town on the San Juan Islands in Puget Sound, and Jordan's several adult mentors are well developed as characters." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

People ask me all the time what having Vince MacKenzie for a father was like. What they mean is, was he always crazy?

High school junior Jordan MacKenzie's life was pretty typical: fractured family, new boyfriend, dead-end job. She'd been living with her father (the predictable optometrist) since her mother (the hippie holdover) had been too embarrassing to be around. Jordan felt like she finally had as normal a life as she could. But then came Gayle D'Angelo.

Jordan knew her father was dating Gayle, and that Gayle was married. Jordan knew it was wrong, and that her father was becoming someone she didn't recognize anymore, but what could she do about it? And how could she — how could anyone — have possibly guessed that this illicit love affair would implode in such a violent and disturbing way?

Synopsis:

High school junior Jordan MacKenzie, the child of divorced parents, knows her father is dating a woman who is married. How could anyone predict this illicit love affair would implode in such a violent and disturbing way?

About the Author

Deb Caletti grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and now lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest. She steals her best lines from her mother, her kids, and the dog, who doesn't seem to mind. When she is not writing or reading books, Deb is a painter, a lyricist, and a 2001 recipient of the Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship for literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743436847
Author:
Caletti, Deb
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Adultery
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Children of divorced parents
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Simon Pulse ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
November 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 9.345 oz
Age Level:
13-17

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Product details 384 pages Simon Pulse - English 9780743436847 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Two subplots involving Jordan's romantic interests create unnecessary distractions, but captivating details make this scandalous story seem all too real, and Jordan's magnetic voice marks Caletti as a writer to watch." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Jordan's authentic teenage voice...will hold readers, as will the emotional issues of sadness and abandonment, which pack more punch than the sensationalist elements of the plot."
"Review" by , "Caletti lovingly describes the setting, a small town on the San Juan Islands in Puget Sound, and Jordan's several adult mentors are well developed as characters."
"Synopsis" by , People ask me all the time what having Vince MacKenzie for a father was like. What they mean is, was he always crazy?

High school junior Jordan MacKenzie's life was pretty typical: fractured family, new boyfriend, dead-end job. She'd been living with her father (the predictable optometrist) since her mother (the hippie holdover) had been too embarrassing to be around. Jordan felt like she finally had as normal a life as she could. But then came Gayle D'Angelo.

Jordan knew her father was dating Gayle, and that Gayle was married. Jordan knew it was wrong, and that her father was becoming someone she didn't recognize anymore, but what could she do about it? And how could she — how could anyone — have possibly guessed that this illicit love affair would implode in such a violent and disturbing way?

"Synopsis" by , High school junior Jordan MacKenzie, the child of divorced parents, knows her father is dating a woman who is married. How could anyone predict this illicit love affair would implode in such a violent and disturbing way?
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