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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I put it there so that , if it there so that , if you flopped around in the night , you
wouldn't lose it all over again . And , by the way , ” she said , smiling and
mimicking him , “ your mother said you were quite right not to drive home . ” “
Thanks , ” said ...
Her mother , Mystique , stayed here during the last bit of her pregnancy , and
Shelley was born three rooms farther on from where you were last night . But
Mystique took off almost at once , and by now Shelley counts as ours . about her .
We all ...
Then , somewhere out on Foley Street , he heard a clock chime ... the same clock
he had heard round about this time the night before , just before meeting Jackie .
The clock struck the quarter hour with a soft but significant chime . “ Now !
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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