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Fleischman, Paul: Breakout.

Fleischman, Paul BREAKOUT. ISBN 0-81262-69 6-6. New York: Cricket Books, 2003. 166 pp. $15.95. Del breaks out of her life in foster homes and hits the road. Caught in a traffic jam on a Los Angeles freeway, she observes people's behavior and finds a new frame for her life. Alternating between Del's narrative and scenes from Del's later life as Elena, when she finds herself stuck in a similar situation, the author gives the young adolescent reader a thoughtful insight into a young woman's search for identity, connection, and acceptance. Del's raging energy, her witty and imaginative description of the world around her, and, finally, her successful attempt to accept her life combine for a rewarding and challenging reading experience. Ages 14 up. Reviewed by Sylvia Loh, ESL teacher trainer in Esslingen, Germany
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Author:Loh, Sylvia
Publication:Childhood Education
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Date:Aug 6, 2004
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