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Rush Hour: Reckless (Rush Hour (Delacorte Paperback)) Paperback – June 13, 2006
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Grade 9 Up–In this diverse volume, each story, poem, photograph, or drawing interprets the concept of recklessness, sometimes in surprising ways. In Helen Frost's The Braid, a Scottish girl decides to stay behind with her grandmother during a dangerous time of unrest instead of following her family to safety. David Levithan's Breaking and Entering deals with the need to move on instead of pining for a lost love. And Martin Wilson's Alone for the Weekend follows Alex, a teenager who tried to commit suicide, as his family leaves him on his own for the first time since he came home from the hospital. Interspersed among the stories are black-and-white drawings and photographs by such artists as Mo Willems and Tabitha Soren. As with any volume of short stories the theme is fairly flexible, and many readers will not notice that decision-making is a key element of each plot. However, they will relate to the realistic characters and situations, not to mention the emotions expressed, in these tales of good, bad, and reckless choices. There is some raw language and underage drinking, but, overall, this is a worthy literary anthology.–Heather E. Miller, Homewood Public Library, AL
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