Wednesday, April 21, 2010
In Between (Katie Parker book 1) by Jenny B.Jones
Katie Parker knows life isn’t fair. After all, when your mom’s in jail and your dad’s a no-show, you figure things just aren’t going your way. But hey, she can deal.Then she finds out she’s being sent to live with a foster family—in In Between, Texas.What kind of town has a name like In Between?
And what kind of family wants a kid like her? One thing’s for certain: None of this will be good. Sure enough—thanks to some new “friends” and her non-Mom’s crazed mother, Mad Maxine—life sails right past bad to stinking.Then again, she’s just a temporary kid, they’re just temporary parents, and she definitely doesn’t have any ideas about making any of this permanent. God, on the other hand, may have other plans altogether for her..
I was pleasantly surprised by this book which I got from the publisher and which is the first in a series of three. Katie's life isn't easy with her new foster parents, her new friends get her into trouble, and she is forced to go to her weird (but funny and honest) new grandmother Maxine, and she has to help with the restore of the movie theatre of In Between.
Katie is the narrator of the book, and she has just a funny and spunky voice of telling her story. (altough sometimes I got a littlebit annoyed by her impossible teenager attitude towards her new parents who just want the very best for her . I really am curious what is going to happen in book 2 of the Katie Parker Production: On the loose. Reviewed soon here!