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Reality Check Paperback – April 27, 2010
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“The latest engrossing crime novel from Abrahams...an exciting, fast-paced story.” (Publishers Weekly)
“The climax is unexpected….readers will be frantically turning pages.” (Kirkus Reviews)
A fine thriller that is pitched to attract everyone from reluctant readers to sports fans to romantic idealists. (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review))
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As Spencer Quinn, Abrahams also writes the New York Times bestselling Chet and Bernie mystery series: DOG ON it, THEREBY HANGS A TAIL, TO FETCH A THIEF, and THE DOG WHO KNEW TOO MUCH. He has a website - peterabrahams.com; and so does Chet - chetthedog.com.
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Cody Laredo is finishing his sophomore year of high school on top of the world. He has passed all his classes, which means he'll be able to QB the varsity football team in the fall. And he's looking forward to a long, lazy summer, working at his dad's landscaping business and spending all his spare time with his girlfriend, Clea Weston, the smartest, most beautiful girl in school. When Clea's wealthy father abruptly whisks her away to the other side of the world for the summer, however, Cody starts to rethink his luck. Things go from bad to worse when Clea unwillingly transfers to an elite private school in Vermont for her junior year --- worlds away from Cody's working-class background. And when Cody suffers a torn ACL following a hard hit in a fall football game, he feels like the whole world has been yanked out from under his feet.
Cody had been counting on his football talent --- it was his ticket to a Division I football scholarship, to a future away from his small Colorado town, to a life with Clea. But when he's no longer Cody the quarterback, who is Cody, exactly?Read more ›
So there's Cody on the top of the world and then suddenly, he's not. Angry because she received her first `B' on a report card ever, Clea's father sends her to Hong Kong for the summer and then off to boarding school in the fall, leaving Cody alone and feeling as if he's been gut-punched. Then, at the very beginning of the football season, Cody takes a late hit and suffers a torn ACL. End of season, maybe end of football career, definitely end of chances for a good scholarship.
Now Cody's life seems fairly pointless. All of the things that used to matter most are gone. Just when he's feeling his lowest, Cody sees a newspaper headline that jolts him out of his lethargy. Clea, his ex-girlfriend, has gone missing from her boarding school in Vermont. Driven by an impulse he can't explain, Cody gets in his car and drives from Colorado to Vermont. He's determined to find Clea, or at the very least, get to the bottom of her disappearance.
When he think things can't get worse, his girlfriend turns up missing from her school; it's all over the news, and the authorities aren't finding any leads. Cody decides to go look for her himself, and discovers that things are not always as they appear.
If you are looking for a well-written page turner, Peter Abrahams delivers with 'Reality Check' - it's a twisty, exciting read!
Cody Laredo has passing grades in all his classes, going out with the smartest and prettiest girl in the school. Cody has it going for him with a high paying summer job. That is until his girlfriend, Clea is sent off to boarding school and Cody gets a torn ACL, so he can't play football for the rest of the year. Cody's grades start to drop and he just gives up, dropping out of school and stays home or goes to his job, walking down the street Cody notices a heading on the news paper "Local Girl goes Missing." Clea who is now Cody's ex- girlfriend went missing from her boarding school in Vermont and the only clue that he has is the letter she sent him the day she went missing. Cody sets out on an adventure he would have never saw coming, and soon figures out that football is not the only thing he is good at.
Reality check is a teenage to early twenties kind of book. Reality Check has some strong language and a bit of violence, but this does not go away during the story. Reality Check has a mystery, love story, and violence all rolled up into one suspenseful book that's a great read.
Reality Check is difficult to make connections to because it is different then most books. I have never read a book that has a love story in the beginning and a mystery/kidnapping at the end, nor have I watched a movie like it.
Since Reality Check is so different then most it keeps you reading more.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not up to his standards of some other works. Predictable, moved slowly until the last third of so. Then it was very good, and kept up the tension and interest.Published 21 days ago by Bill3
Loved the book. It was a fun book with twists, yet predictable.Published 7 months ago by Marcia E. Murdick
Disillusioned teenager living with single Dad in turmoil when his wealthy girlfriend get sent to 'Uppity" school out of town. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Diane1948
[More of my reviews are available on my blog, Geeky Reading, to which there's a link on my profile. Read more
A fun read. This is the story of Cody and Clea. Cody is a football quarterback. Clea is a rich beauty. The characters are well developed and likable. Read morePublished 18 months ago by a reader
It is a great book, I would recommend it to anybody. I couldn't put it down, I read it in a little less than a day.Published 19 months ago by C mAn
Love this book it drove me crazy from begging to end and I stayed up all night reading this book rocksPublished 24 months ago by Hillary Eley
The book was very good and things really clicked. BEST mystery book I've read. I had a lot of questions along the way that were all answered.Published on November 30, 2013 by christopher pascucci