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andlt;B andgt;Can true love be built on lies? A teen on the run seeks relief and redemption in this gripping, romantic read.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Leah Kurtz has finally found a place to call home, a town where she and baby Addy can live in peace, far from the drug-infested place she grew up. Chris is one of the best parts of her new life, the only person whoand#8217;s ever made her feel safe. And now that sheand#8217;s found him, thereand#8217;s no way she can tell the truth:andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Her real name is Faith, not Leah. Sheand#8217;s seventeen, not nineteen. And the baby isnand#8217;t hersand#8212;Faith kidnapped her.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Faithand#8217;s history catches up with her when a cop starts asking questions and Chrisand#8217;s aunt spots her picture in the newspaper. She knows itand#8217;s time to run again, but if Faith leaves, sheand#8217;ll lose Chris. If Chris is in love with a lie, though, did Faith ever really have him in the first place?

Review:

"In an urgent first-person narrative, 17-year old Faith recounts her grim life with her abusive, drug-addicted mother and the circumstances that motivate her to flee. Although inured to her mother's frequent male visitors, Faith longs to save the baby her mother is carrying (for pay) for a guy that Faith considers 'drug-dealing scum.' Kidnapping the newborn from the hospital, Faith drives from Ohio to Florida, determined to start a new life with baby Addy. While the challenges of infant care, combined with guilty fear, threaten to overwhelm Faith, she finds it more difficult to accept the acts of kindness, good fortune, and even romance that come her way ('I hate that some boy I don't even know can make me feel like Addy and I have been saved'). Blair, who writes adult romance as Kelli Maine, crafts persuasive characters who have succumbed to bitterness, like Faith's mother, as well as those who struggle to overcome hardship and tragedy and live with hope. Which path Faith will follow remains open through the novel's hauntingly ambiguous end. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Judith Ehrlich Literary Management. (Sept.)â–" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Can true love be built on lies? A teen on the run seeks relief and redemption in this gripping, romantic read.

Leah Kurtz has finally found a place to call home, a town where she and baby Addy can live in peace, far from the drug-infested place she grew up. Chris is one of the best parts of her new life, the only person who’s ever made her feel safe. And now that she’s found him, there’s no way she can tell the truth:

Her real name is Faith, not Leah. She’s seventeen, not nineteen. And the baby isn’t hers—Faith kidnapped her.

Faith’s history catches up with her when a cop starts asking questions and Chris’s aunt spots her picture in the newspaper. She knows it’s time to run again, but if Faith leaves, she’ll lose Chris. If Chris is in love with a lie, though, did Faith ever really have him in the first place?

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442447134
Author:
Blair, Jamie M
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Author:
Blair, Jamie
Author:
Blair, Jamie M.
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c jacket (spfx: debossing); digital
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 14

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Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Adolescence
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
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Product details 240 pages Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - English 9781442447134 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In an urgent first-person narrative, 17-year old Faith recounts her grim life with her abusive, drug-addicted mother and the circumstances that motivate her to flee. Although inured to her mother's frequent male visitors, Faith longs to save the baby her mother is carrying (for pay) for a guy that Faith considers 'drug-dealing scum.' Kidnapping the newborn from the hospital, Faith drives from Ohio to Florida, determined to start a new life with baby Addy. While the challenges of infant care, combined with guilty fear, threaten to overwhelm Faith, she finds it more difficult to accept the acts of kindness, good fortune, and even romance that come her way ('I hate that some boy I don't even know can make me feel like Addy and I have been saved'). Blair, who writes adult romance as Kelli Maine, crafts persuasive characters who have succumbed to bitterness, like Faith's mother, as well as those who struggle to overcome hardship and tragedy and live with hope. Which path Faith will follow remains open through the novel's hauntingly ambiguous end. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Judith Ehrlich Literary Management. (Sept.)â–" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Can true love be built on lies? A teen on the run seeks relief and redemption in this gripping, romantic read.

Leah Kurtz has finally found a place to call home, a town where she and baby Addy can live in peace, far from the drug-infested place she grew up. Chris is one of the best parts of her new life, the only person who’s ever made her feel safe. And now that she’s found him, there’s no way she can tell the truth:

Her real name is Faith, not Leah. She’s seventeen, not nineteen. And the baby isn’t hers—Faith kidnapped her.

Faith’s history catches up with her when a cop starts asking questions and Chris’s aunt spots her picture in the newspaper. She knows it’s time to run again, but if Faith leaves, she’ll lose Chris. If Chris is in love with a lie, though, did Faith ever really have him in the first place?

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