RUNAWAY TWIN by Peg Kehret


Age Range: 10 - 14


A runaway teen travels from Nebraska to Washington searching for the twin sister she’s been separated from for ten years. Haunted by memories of her sister, 13-year-old Sunny decides it’s time to start looking when she stumbles upon an abandoned bag of money. A veteran of seven foster-care placements, Sunny doesn’t want to leave her current home with Rita, who gives her space, makes her laugh and lets her choose clothes, books and music. Propelled by her dream of finding her sister, though, Sunny carefully escapes by bus, but she isn’t prepared for the homeless dog, the bullies or the tornado she encounters en route. Nor is she prepared for what her search reveals. Narrating her tale in a realistic voice, Sunny explains she’s not a bad girl. As she crosses the country alone, she’s resilient in the face of danger, honest when temptation calls and pragmatic when she realizes Rita may be the family she needs. Although Sunny’s resourcefulness and maturity stretch credibility, her dogged determination will inspire. (Fiction. 10-14)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-525-42177-1
Page count: 208pp
Publisher: Dutton
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2009


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