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Wynne-Jones, Tim.
Somerville : Candlewick Press, 2011
ISBN 0763639834

(2 booktalks)
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Booktalk #1

Two homeless teens are living the hard life.  Blink is hanging around a hotel lobby ready to sneak in to grab food from the room service trays left in the hallways.  He stumbles on a kidnapping in progress.  Actually it's a fake kidnapping.  In another part of the city, Caution has just run away from her drug dealing abusive boyfriend.  The two meet and pair up to investigate the kidnapping of a businessman.  They hope to be able to get lots of money as part of the scheme.  But you know things almost never turn out as we plan.

Booktalk #2

Blink needs to eat. He needs to eat now. Heís snuck into a hotel, and hopefully someone has left something edible outside of their doors, but he ends up witnessing more than just his stolen breakfast. The reporters on TV say thereís been a kidnapping of a major CEO, but it didnít look like a kidnapping to Blink. Meanwhile, Caution must escape from her boyfriend named Merlin, but itís harder than she thinks when it appears that he can trace her every move. Colliding at a Toronto train station, Blink and Caution must trust each other with their secrets in order to solve the kidnapping mystery and move forward with their fragile lives. (Vermont Green Mountain Book Award, 2015)

SUBJECTS:     Runaways -- Fiction.
                        Crime -- Fiction.
                        Emotional problems -- Fiction.
                        Guilt -- Fiction.
                        Canada -- Fiction.

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