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Dean, Carolee.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2010
ISBN 1416989501
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Seventeen-year-old Dylan wants to break from his bad-boy past and the gang members who harass him. He‘s got an honest job now, and a special girl. He hopes to change his life for the chance to be with Jess. Dylan knows she’s too good for him. She’s rich and beautiful, and can see right through his tough exterior and into his heart. When he’s with Jess, his world seems complete. But Dylan also feels obligated to Wade, a friend who stood by him in juvie.  When a gang altercation goes terribly wrong, the boys find themselves on the run…from the police and the gang. With his life spinning out of control, Dylan decides to leave California and drive to Texas to see his father who is a convicted killer on death row, with an execution date only days away. Dylan feels drawn to talk to his father before he hear his side of the story. Romance, mystery and family drama are interlaced with loads of action as Dylan uncovers the truth about his father’s crime and about himself. ~Patty McClune  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2011-2012)
SUBJECTS:     Crime -- Fiction.
                        Emotional problems -- Fiction.
                        Family problems -- Fiction.
                        Fugitives from justice -- Fiction.
                        Literacy -- Fiction.
                        Texas -- Fiction.

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