Jonah and his younger brother, Simon, are on their own. All they have left in the world is ten dollars, a backpack full of dirty clothes, and a stack of letters from their older brother, who's fighting in the war. They're on their way to Arizona when they catch a ride from a couple. The girl is friendly and beautiful. But the man is different, maybe dangerous, maybe deadly. It's a good thing Jonah and Simon packed one more thing in their bag...? gun.
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by Andrew Kolb
by Andrew Clements
by Lane Smith
by Roland Smith
by Andrew Smith
by Alexander McCall Smith
by Andrew Tobias
"Mike Chamberlain introduces Jonah's narration with a resigned tone. The 16-year-old has been abandoned by his mother with no food or money. His older brother's letters from Vietnam let Jonah know he must be responsible for his younger brother, Simon. When the teenaged boys decide to hitchhike across the Southwest desert to find their father in an Arizona prison, Chamberlain's narration becomes dramatic as soon as Mitch and Lilly pick them up. Stress between the brothers builds as they compete for Lilly's flirtatious attention. And tension mounts with Chamberlain's portrayal of Mitch, a murdering psychopath. At first, Mitch is prickly, but soon he turns menacing and then scary. Chamberlain expresses the boys' reactions as they move from annoyance to fear, and, finally, to determination to survive. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"
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