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Last Chance (Robyn Hunter Mysteries) Paperback – January 1, 2012
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"How does a girl who's terrified of dogs wind up working at an animal shelter? The dogs aren't the only thing that scares Robyn. Back in middle school, she turned in a boy for stealing. She hoped she'd never see him again, but there he is, also working at the shelter. Nick doesn't seem able to stay out of trouble. Yet both Robyn and Nick are doing community service at the shelter. Robyn, accused of breaking a window during a protest march, still sees herself as superior to Nick, accused of violent crime. When she thinks she sees Nick trying to steal money again, she isn't sure what she should do. Meanwhile, Robyn learns more about Nick when he's arrested again. This time she thinks he's innocent and sets out to prove it. To amp the tension a little bit, add in the fact that a dog Nick has been training may be put down if Nick leaves his rehabilitation program. As the story unfolds, Robyn learns more about Nick's predicament, turning the story into a mystery. McClintock keeps her writing at a level simple and clear enough to attract both middle-school and reluctant high-school readers. She portrays both Robyn and Nick as flawed people, but both learn and grow, finally making both interesting and attractive characters. Volume two in the Robyn Hunter Mysteries series, You Can Run, publishes simultaneously. Great for dog lovers and young mystery fans." --Kirkus Reviews(Journal)
"When Robyn is arrested at a rally protesting animal rights, she is sentenced to serve at an animal rescue service. But Robyn is terrified of dogs. After nearly being bowled over by a brute of a dog on her first day, she is saved by Nick, a troubled boy who is responsible for training problem dogs in preparation for their adoption. Robyn and Nick form a friendship and she learns how much Nick loves the dog and how worried he is that his dog will be euthanized. When Nick is accused of a crime and is about to lose the dog he loves, she sets out to discover who really is at fault. This is a satisfying mystery, part of the Robyn Hunter Mysteries series. Realistic and believable with likable characters, it would be a good addition to any fiction collection for young adults." --Library Media Connection(Journal)
About the Author
Norah McClintock is the author of several YA mystery series including Robyn Hunter, Chloe & Levesque, and Mike & Riel. She is a five-time winner of the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for Best Juvenile Crime Novel. McClintock was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. She lives in Toronto with her husband and children.
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Robyn is the protagonist in this story. She's a nice young lady who was in the wrong place at the wrong time during during a bad prank at a peaceful protest. Her mom and dad are divorced; her mom is the high-powered strict lawyer and her dad is the happy go lucky retired policeman. In exchange for her penance she has to volunteer her summer away at an animal shelter. This wouldn't be a big deal except Robyn is absolutely terrified of dogs. Not to mention she realizes that she and one of the troubled teens working at the shelter have a past.
I really enjoyed the story of Robyn's summer. The characters were well written and not shallow; you could relate to them. I loved the doggie characters as well. I would very much like to read more of Norah McLintock's books about Robyn and her adventures. Sometimes you just have to have a break from vampires and werewolves. I thoroughly enjoyed this YA read!