Right Behind You

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Hachette Australia, Aug 1, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 204 pages
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When he was nine, Kip set another child on fire. Institutionalized for the next several years, Kip gains a reputation at the juvenile treatment facility, not only for killing another kid but also for being angry enough to snap at a moment's notice. With the help of a patient, wise therapist and the enduring love of his father, Kip does eventually get better and is released, ready for a new start. But in order to find one, he's going to have to change his name and move to another state. So Kip, his dad and his new stepmom pack up and move to Indiana, where Kip becomes ‘Wade Madison’. Indiana, with its ‘corn-fed’ football players, shopping malls and house parties, seems a world away from his old hometown in Alaska. Surely, Wade is now far enough away to be able to move past his dark secret. But Wade hasn't counted on the power of the ‘hungry ghost’, as his old therapist calls the hunger for false comforts that bring only temporary relief. Fueled by booze, anger and that old fear of the truth, Wade finds popularity and success only to jeopardise it all with a huge mistake.

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amazing, amazing book.

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while, this isn't a normal situation, gail giles takes this story, and gets into your soul. you feel for the main character, and can relate to the lesser characters. this is truly an amazing book. Read full review

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It is a VERY good book !

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About the author (2012)

Gail Giles is the author of four young adult novels. Her debut novel, SHATTERING GLASS, was an ALA Best of the Best Book, a Book Sense 76 selection, and a Booklist Top 10 Mystery for Youth selection. Her second novel, DEAD GIRLS DON'T WRITE LETTERS, was an ALA Top 10 Quick pick (2003) and a Book Sense 76 selection. PLAYING IN TRAFFIC is her third novel.

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