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Fleischman, Paul.
New York : Cricket Books, 2003
ISBN 0812626966
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Seventeen-year-old Del is looking for a break. She's been bounced from foster home to foster home, surviving by imitating those around her. She's scrimped and saved in order to break-out from her stifling L.A. surroundings. Breakout takes place simultaneously in the all-day traffic jam that entraps Del on her way out of town and eight years later in her one-woman show about what she learned from being stuck in the jam.  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2005-2006)
SUBJECTS:  Traffic congestion -- Fiction.
                    Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction.
                    Runaway teenagers -- Fiction.


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