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Brent Hartinger is the author of many award-winning plays, screenplays, and novels, most of which are written for teenagers. Brent Hartinger, The Last Chance Texaco. Thank you for reading books on BookFrom. If a book is anything like a house, this one had a very strong foundation. The following groups and individuals have been essential in the construction of this book and of my entire writing career. All thanks must begin with my partner since 1992, Michael Jensen.
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Hartinger, Brent wanted to be together. We'd also had to keep picking up garbage, but hey, you can't have everything. I had a strict four o'clock check-in time, so I had to leave right at the end of detention. When I explained this to Nate, he seemed to understand. All the way home on the bus, I kept thinking about what had happened.
by. Brent Hartinger (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Thanks, Brent Hartinger, for the chuckle as Lucy and Nate detailed what unlikely things they'd found while picking up trash. 5 people found this helpful. This book seems so much richer than Hartinger's other books. It illuminates the struggles of adolescents in emotional trauma; the walls and defenses utilized for survival in the toughest of situations. I like the fact that Hartinger's doesn't employee the tired teen stereotypes in his characters (other than the jock as the love interest).
Brent Hartinger (born 1971) is an American author, playwright, and screenwriter, best known for his novels about gay teenagers. Hartinger was born in 1971 in Washington State and grew up in Tacoma, Washington. He earned a bachelor's degree from. He earned a bachelor's degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, and studied for a masters in psychology at Western Washington University.
The Last Chance Texaco By Brent Hartinger. 4) Throughout the book, Lucy frequently confronts barriers of some sort: sticky doors, blocked views, crowded or blocked hallways, a Plexiglas window. Fifteen years old and parentless, Lucy Pitt has spent the last eight years being shifted from one foster home to another. Among the residents, Kindle Home is known as the Last Chance Texaco, because it’s the last stop before being shipped off to the high-security juvenile detention center on nearby Rabbit Island–better known as Eat-Their-Young Island to anyone who knows what it‘s really like.
The Last Chance Texaco book. Brent Hartinger's second novel, a portrait of a subculture of teenagers that many people would like to forget, is as powerful and provocative as his first book, Geography Club.
Books By This Author. The Last Chance Texaco. Adolescence, Orphans, Foster home care.
Praise for the last chance texaco: Hartinger draws on his own previous experience as a group-home .
Praise for the last chance texaco: Hartinger draws on his own previous experience as a group-home counselor to write a fast-paced, riveting story filled with multi-dimensional characters who command our admiration as they struggle against their personal demons. This book should have wide appeal to parents and adolescents alike. Grade: A – Rocky Mountain News. Don’t pass this one up! –MyShelf.
"You the new groupie, huh?"
"Yeah," I said. "So?"
"So no one wants you here. Why don't you go back where you came from?"
I can't go back, I wanted to say. That was the thing about living in a group home. There was nowhere for me to go but forward.
Brent Hartinger's second novel, a portrait of a subculture of teenagers that many people would like to forget, is as powerful and provocative as his first book, Geography Club.