Printer Friendly

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
COPYRIGHT 2004 Association for Childhood Education International
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2004, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Book review
Author:Loh, Sylvia
Publication:Childhood Education
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Aug 6, 2004
Previous Article:Corey, Shana: Players in Pigtails.
Next Article:Garriel, Barbara S.: I Know a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello.

Related Articles
The Iron Lady.
Black Authors and Illustrators of Children's Books: A Biographical Dictionary.
Books by African-American Authors and Illustrators.
Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults.
Fleischman, Paul. Seek.
Gillespie, John T. & Naden, Corinne J. Teenplots; a booktalk guide to use with readers ages 12-18.
Fleischman, Sid. Disappearing act.
Bordowitz, Hank, ed. Every Little Thing Gonna Be Alright: The Bob Marley Reader.
MacHale, D.J. The Quillan Games.
Melling, O.R. The summer king.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters