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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Crash hot ! ” said Jackie , though Ellis suspected he would have said the same
thing if he , Ellis , had announced that he was planning to be an accountant . “ I
only got home last night . I'm just getting used to things again , ” Ellis added
The most personal thing in the kitchen was a calendar , featuring various
celebrities and their dogs , pinned to the wall beside the door . Ellis had seen it
earlier in the year in other houses , looking far more natural than it possibly could
in this ...
He was saying too much , but he couldn't stop . “ Okay ! Okay ! ” Leona struck in ,
flinging up her hands , palms outward . “ Listen , Ellis ! On a day like today , real
life just crumbles away . There's only one thing that matters to me - one real ...
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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