Such Nice Kids CL

Eve Bunting, Author, James Cross Giblin, Author
Eve Bunting, Author, James Cross Giblin, Author Clarion Books $13.95 (120p) ISBN 978-0-395-54998-8
Reviewed on: 10/01/1990
Release date: 10/01/1990
This cautionary tale, as tantalizing as a tabloid headline, illustrates the manner in which a single error in judgment can set off an avalanche of mistakes. When Pidge needs to borrow a car for a hot date, he turns to best friends Meek and Jason. Unwillingly, and without his parents' knowledge, Jason lends Pidge the family car. After that, everything goes wrong: Pidge crashes into an expensive sportscar and leaves the scene, and the boys' efforts to cover up the accident plunge them into a maelstrom of criminal activity. The writing is brisk and the plotting convincing enough to enable most readers to overlook the fairly one-dimensional characterizations. Even reluctant readers will be caught up in this fast-paced tale of a deadly chain reaction. Ages 9-14. (Oct.)
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