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Jacked
By author: Carrie Mac
Selling Points: "Crime, survival, loyalty"
ISBN: 9781554691845
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Oct/01/2009
Lexile Level: HL580L
Fry Reading Level: 3.0
Pages: 128
Fiction Ages 12+
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $9.95
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There's a masked man in the passenger seat, pointing a gun at me.

A masked man. A gun. In my car.

"Drive!" He waves the gun at me.

As far as Zane knows, today is just another boring day at his boring gas-station job. Until he gets carjacked by a masked gunman. Zane has no idea where they're going or what will happen when they get there. All he knows is that the lunatic in the passenger seat has a gun aimed at him. Zane tries to reason with the guy, and when that fails, he tries a couple of daring stunts to get free, but they backfire. They've been on the road for a long time before Zane's fear starts to ease just a little, enough for his curiosity to take over. His captor has had several opportunities to hurt him or punish him for trying to get away, but he hasn't. Zane starts to wonder who this guy is. And what he really wants.



Bookvacations.wordpress.com - March 16, 2011
"This novel has a great storyline and it immediately jumps into the action, hooking the reader. There is hardly any wait time for the thrills to begin; Zane is carjacked within a few pages of the novel, and the intensity of the carjacking will have the reader rapidly turning the pages."
Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee - January 1, 2010
"Recommended where hi/lo books are needed with strong male leads."
Resource Links - December 1, 2009
"Fast-paced and action-packed, truly a book to appeal to a reluctant reader...Mac packs this short novel with enough twists and turns to keep a reader interested and doesn't waste time with superfluous descriptions."
Readingjunky's Reading Roost blog - October 19, 2009
"Jacked will have instant appeal for reluctant readers. It gets right into the action and keeps things pumped up right to the end. Written in a high interest/low level style makes it a great motivator for further reading."

Awards

YALSA Quick Picks, commended  US  2010
Resource Links "The Year's Best", commended  CA  2009

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