Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2000 - 200 pagina's
It is seventeen-year-old Ellis's first night at home after graduating from prep school. By chance he bumps into Jackie Cattle, whom he remembers from grade school. Jackie is a couple of years older than Ellis, a drifter, disreputable, yet with an odd charm and a disarming wit.
For the next twenty-four hours, Ellis enters an extraordinary world on the fringe of society that he never knew existed. Jackie introduces him to life at the Land-of-Smiles, a dilapidated motel where nightly a strange collection of local characters gather to drink and talk. Two attractive sisters, Ursa and Leona, the elder studying to be a lawyer, live there. Leona loves and takes care of a baby whose mother stops in only once in a while. Then the baby disappears, and Ellis is thrust into a wild, sometimes almost violent search for the child.
This is a stunning novel that grips the reader as it sweeps to its conclusion. Rich characterization, breathtaking action, and an ultimately heartwarming solution distinguish this latest triumph of Margaret Mahy.
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Monty . guardian , Monty , " “ He's met Monty , ” Ursa put in , and they all looked
toward Monty , who vaguely waved his book at them , though he did not look up .
“ Monty bought it a few years ago and he takes in paying guests , ” “ They don't ...
Things must have gone well this weekend for drunk drivers . ” Ellis , puzzled once
more by senseless comment , turned to see Monty standing in the doorway and
looking toward David with that expression of gentle malice that seemed most ...
Of course , I'll be here to hold the fort , ” said Monty in his strange , self - pitying
voice . “ I'm not totally incompetent . I could even write down a message if I put my
mind to it . ” “ I'd come , as well ... , " began David , talking to Ursa rather than to ...
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - 2chances - LibraryThing
Interesting. This quite readable YA novel follows 17-yer-old Ellis over 24 hours, during which time he leaves his middle-class life to become part of a rather touching community of misfits who gather ... Volledige review lezen
24 HOURSGebruikersrecensie - Kirkus
It's 5:10 on a Friday afternoon and Ellis, 17, has just come home after graduating from prep school. He's walking through the streets reacquainting himself with his hometown and dreaming about the ... Volledige review lezen