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?Los Angeles! City of tanned shoulders! Smog-spewing, pay-per-viewing, sit-com maker for the world!?

Del?s put in 17 years there, bouncing among foster homes. Smart, sharp-tongued, a master mimic, she?s fed up with her world and with being Del. So she?s faked her own death and is leaving both herself and L.A. behind?until her escape lands her in an all-day traffic jam.

Fast-forward eight years. It?s opening night for the one-woman play she?s written and is starring in?a show called Breakout, about a Los Angeles traffic jam. Wildly funny, she seems to be skewering workaholics, road ragers, pickup artists, and car culture in general. But readers will see what her audience can?t?that the show is a portrait of herself, of her hunger for her mother and her terror of rejection, her free-floating identity and yearning for connection.

Flashing between Del?s present and future, Breakout gives us a backstage pass into a young playwright?s psyche, letting us watch her life being transformed into a art, heartache into comedy, solitude into community, and anger gradually giving way to acceptance.

Review:

"Del is a believable teen, poised on the edge of something new but not quite yet sure where her talents will take her. Fleischman's artful structure, distinctive voices, and carefully chosen details make this a splendid choice for teens on the verge of a breakout of their own." School Library Journal

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"A stunning tour de force." Kirkus Reviews

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"Splicing together related vignettes, as he has done successfully in the past, Fleischman here allows the real and imagined events to blend, supplementing and augmenting each other. This blending is both the novel's strength and its weakness." Publishers Weekly

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Key NotesA girl's journey from alienation to a true epiphany by Newbery medalist Paul Fleischman.

Synopsis:

This National Book Award finalist is now in paperback. Growing up in foster care, Del pens a one-woman play about a Los Angeles traffic jam, providing readers with a backstage pass into a young playwright's psyche as her play parallels her own life.

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ksyu, October 28, 2006 (view all comments by ksyu)
Del is a good example for teenagers.She gives us hope and we understand that we have to leave all bad momentes of ower lives,all worries behind and just start ower lives from blank page and enjoy it whole life.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812626964
Author:
Fleischman, Paul
Publisher:
Cricket Books
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
General
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Self-perception
Subject:
Runaways
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Los angeles
Subject:
Traffic congestion
Subject:
Foundlings
Subject:
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Situations / General
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Los angeles (calif.)
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Self-Esteem and Self-Reliance
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
3699
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 9.5 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 160 pages Cricket Books/Marcato - English 9780812626964 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Del is a believable teen, poised on the edge of something new but not quite yet sure where her talents will take her. Fleischman's artful structure, distinctive voices, and carefully chosen details make this a splendid choice for teens on the verge of a breakout of their own."
"Review" by , "A stunning tour de force."
"Review" by , "Splicing together related vignettes, as he has done successfully in the past, Fleischman here allows the real and imagined events to blend, supplementing and augmenting each other. This blending is both the novel's strength and its weakness."
"Synopsis" by , Key NotesA girl's journey from alienation to a true epiphany by Newbery medalist Paul Fleischman.
"Synopsis" by , This National Book Award finalist is now in paperback. Growing up in foster care, Del pens a one-woman play about a Los Angeles traffic jam, providing readers with a backstage pass into a young playwright's psyche as her play parallels her own life.
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