Hit the Ground Running

Alison Hughes (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459815452

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Description

Sixteen-year-old Dee and her seven-year-old brother, Eddie, have been on their own for six weeks. Their father has seemingly vanished into the baking Arizona desert. Their money is drying up and the rent is coming due, but it's a visit from a social worker and the prospect of being separated from Eddie that scares Dee enough to flee. She dupes her brother into packing up and embarking on the long road trip to Canada, their birthplace and former home. Lacking a driver's license and facing a looming interrogation at the border, Dee rations their money and food as they burn down the interstate in their ancient, decrepit car.

Reading Level
Lexile
HL690L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Q
ATOS
4.5
DRA
40
Categories
Genre
Action & Adventure
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Subject
Language Arts
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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