Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Main Page
Author List
Title List
New This Month
Interest Level
Subject List
Booktalking Tips
Book Review Sources
Reading lists
Nancy Keane's Children's Website

Click on the book to read Amazon review

Ruckman, Ivy
New York : Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1983
ISBN 0152382429 
Dyna Suggs wants to start life all over again. She may just get her chance. She's starting her senior year in a new high school where no one knows her. She's living with her grandmother. She really wants to get it right this time. She's messed up so much in the past. On her first day of school, she finds she doesn't have enough money to register. Knowing that Gram doesn't have it either, Dyna agrees to act as a lookout for a burglary. After that, things go along fine in school and Dyna is doing well. She makes friends and is involved in a television production. Then it happens. Her past catches up with her. Will Dyna be able to graduate from high school and stay out of trouble or will her past doom her to repeat her mistakes?
SUBJECTS:     Schools -- Fiction.

                       Poverty -- Fiction.
                       Burglary -- Fiction.
                       Juvenile courts -- Fiction.


Permission is granted for the noncommercial duplication and use of this resource, provided it is substantially unchanged from its present form and appropriate credit is given.