Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Cooney, Caroline B.
New York : Delacorte, 2006
ISBN 0385901747

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Sixteen-year-old Brittany acts as chauffeur for her grandmother and Gran's three friends on their way to a college reunion. This adventure involves lies, theft, kidnapping and lessons that will not soon be forgotten.  (Florida Teen Reads nominee, 2007-2008)

Booktalk #2

Britanny has just turned sixteen and is now in the possession of a coveted driverís license.  The person who covets the driverís license is none other than her eighty-six-year old grandmother who wants Britanny to drive her and her two other college friends, Flo and Arelia to their sixty-fifth college reunion.  Itís not only the long drive on busy highways that worries Britanny, itís the plot her grandmother has hatched to kidnap Arelia from a nursing home, and her grandmotherís uncertainty of where Flo actually lives.  As soon as her parents leave for their cruise, Britannyís grandmother rents a SUV and loads her suitcases into the car.  And the adventure begins for Britanny, her grandmother, Flo and Aurelia. (Mary M. Silgals, Trident Academy, for South Carolina Young Adult Book Awards, 2008-2009)

SUBJECTS:     Grandmothers -- Fiction.
                        Kidnapping -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Automobile travel -- Fiction.
                        Old age -- Fiction.

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