Skipped

Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.

Originally titled CHASING THE SKIP, Janci Patterson’s debut novel has earned praise from Booklist —“realistic, flawed, and dimensional characters”—Kirkus Reviews—“A solid cast and heartfelt emotions”— #NYT Bestseller Charlaine Harris—“a book I could recommend to almost any teenager,”— and Steelheart author Brandon Sanderson—a YA book with excellent writing and compelling characters.”

For fifteen-year-old Ricki, there’s only one thing to know about her bounty-hunter dad: he’s never been there for her. But when her mother leaves, Dad suddenly appears and pulls her along on the road, hunting for criminals who’ve skipped bail.

Ricki is sure she wants nothing to do with her father. She’s much more interested in Ian Burnham, the seventeen-year-old skip Dad’s chasing. Ian is confident and powerful and into her, everything that Ricki’s family isn’t. But Dad seems to think he can tell her what to do after all these years —and he says stay away from Ian.

On the road with only the skip and her dead-beat dad, will Ricki ever figure out who she can trust?
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About the author

Janci Patterson is the author of two other contemporary young adult novels: Everything's Fine, which won the Utah Arts Council award for Best Young Adult Novel in 2007, and Chasing the Skip, which was released by Christy Ottaviano books in 2012. For more about Janci, visit her online at jancipatterson.com.

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Publisher
Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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Published on
Feb 9, 2016
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9781625671691
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Coming of Age
Young Adult Fiction / Family / Parents
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Janci Patterson
In her debut YA science fiction novel, Janci Patterson presents a thriller that #1 NYT bestseller James Dashner calls “a fantastic book” and #1 NYT bestseller Brandon Sanderson calls “hands down one of my favorite novels of the year.”

In the world of high-stakes espionage, it pays to be able to change your face. And that’s just what sixteen-year-old Jory and her family of shape-shifting spies can do—alter their faces and bodies to look like anyone. Jory is in training to be a full member of the family business—when she can convince her parents to let her help with their elaborate cons.

But when Jory’s parents go missing on the job, Jory is thrown into a world of secrets, lies, and stolen identities that will put all her training to the test. Jory’s always wanted to be a member of the team—

But saving her family wasn't supposed to be part of the job.

Other Praise for A THOUSAND FACES:

"A Thousand Faces is a well-plotted race of a story with fantastic world building. A paranormal Mission Impossible for teens, Jory's world and story are so meticulously parsed together they make you want to look twice at every face you see on the street." -- Aprilynne Pike, #1 NYT bestselling author of the Wings series

"A Thousand Faces is one of those rare books that can include heartbreaking and swoon-worthy romance and equally skillful action and suspense. It's a terrific novel." -Robison Wells, author of the Blackout series

"A THOUSAND FACES is the YA thriller I've been waiting for: a fantastic, troubled heroine, struggling with an incredible power she only barely controls, trapped in a web of supernatural espionage where she can't trust anyone. The pace is quick, the intrigue is devious, and the magic is absolutely fascinating. A brilliant combination of romance, science fiction, and the supernatural." -Dan Wells, author of the Partials Series
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