Synopses & Reviews
DANGER: ROBBERY IN PROGRESS
Police are uncertain how many hostages are being held.
Its an ordinary Saturday night for the teens working at Burger Heaven—until, suddenly, guns are drawn and threats made. Jordans just working here part-time, after school, but shes suddenly put in charge when the manager has to leave. Joe has never even gotten so much as an after-school detention. So how is it that this Saturday night, hes at Burger Heaven, waving a loaded gun, yelling at the employees to get down on the floor NOW! Dylan has always succeeded at his twisted plans—until this Saturday, this robbery, where everything has gone wrong. And now, surrounded by police outside, Dylans life will never be the same—and neither will the lives of his hostages.
“The story is compelling and the characters are well drawn, giving the book wide appeal for a general audience.”—School Library Journal
“Perhaps most successful is the way Fields collage of distinct personalities shows how an after-school job, whether or not crisis strikes, creates an unlikely, fleeting community among employees who wouldnt normally connect.”—Booklist
“The notion of one small decisions leading to a life-changing experience is an intriguing one, however, and theres still a pulpy kick in experiencing the immediacy of a crime from ones safe armchair.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books
Always caution, Joe has never even gotten so much as an after-school detention. So how is it that this Saturday night, he's at Burger Heaven, waving a loaded gun, yelling at the teen workers to get down on the floor NOW? Dylan has always succeeded at his twisted plans--until this Saturday, this robbery, where everything has gone wrong. And now, surrounded by police outside Burger Heaven, Dylan's life will never be the same--and neither will the lives of his hostages. Holdup--a novel with nine unforgettable points of view, in four astonishing parts--will leave the reader wondering about luck and life's strange surprises.
A novel with nine unforgettable points of view, in four astonishing parts, that will leave the reader wondering about luck and lifes strange surprises.
About the Author
Terri Fields, author of more than fifteen books for young readers, taught high school English for many years. She was named Arizona Teacher of the Year, and selected to USA Teacher Team. Ms. Fields loves doing author visits, and has been invited to schools throughout the US, as well as Morocco and Japan. Her newest book, My Fathers Son, is available now from Roaring Brook Press. The idea for the setting of Holdup came after hearing many of her students talk about working in fast-food restaurants.