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by Vicki Grant

  • ISBN: 155469311X
  • Category: Teenagers
  • Author: Vicki Grant
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Orca Book Publishers (March 1, 2010)
  • FB2 size: 1695 kb
  • EPUB size: 1136 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
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Grant takes readers on a frightening ride in Comeback. She captures the disappointment and frustration Ria feels when the life she's always known takes a dramatic turn.

Grant takes readers on a frightening ride in Comeback. This fast-paced read is perfect for reluctant readers. Realistic dialogue and excellent character development accompany a fast-paced plot. Great for a hi/lo reade. trongly recommended. Ria felt like a real person, and I truly loved that.

Vicki Grant is the award-winning author of sixteen books for teens. Grant takes readers on a frightening ride in Comeback. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For more information, visit ww. ickigrant.

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Canadian author Vicki Grant‘s latest novel from the Orca Soundings imprint fast establishes a problem for . I just read a great book called Comeback by Vicki Grant. The main character in the story is named Ria who has a situation that is very complicated that just suddenly changed.

Canadian author Vicki Grant‘s latest novel from the Orca Soundings imprint fast establishes a problem for protagonist Ria Patterson: her parents are divorcing and Ria’s life is going in the exact opposite of a direction she’d choose for herself. Her rich investmant-banker dad has been kicked out and her mom won’t take any of his money. I enjoyed this book very much because of all of the great detail that the author put into this book.

Comeback - Vicki Grant. Cover design by Teresa Bubela. Cover photography by Getty Images. Po box 5626, STN. B. VICTORIA, BC Canada. V8R 6S4.

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Ria is rich, slim, pretty, popular. If you only knew her at school, you'd think she led a charmed life--and until recently you'd have been right. But her situation has taken a sudden, unfortunate change. Her parents' seemingly perfect marriage has broken up, and before she's had a chance to absorb the blow, her beloved father disappears in a plane crash. What's worse, rumors begin to surface that he may have perpetrated a multimillion-dollar investment scam and everybody--Ria's mother, her best friends, even her boyfriend--believes them. Ria sees no choice but to take her little brother and run.†She vows to keep the memory of her father alive. Soon, though, she begins to wonder: is her memory playing tricks on her--or is he?
Reviews about Comeback (Orca Soundings) (4):
Thundershaper
Canadian author Vicki Grant`s latest novel from the Orca Soundings imprint fast establishes a problem for protagonist Ria Patterson: her parents are divorcing and Ria's life is going in the exact opposite of a direction she'd choose for herself. Her rich investmant-banker dad has been kicked out and her mom won't take any of his money. Ria's mom insists on living on cheap frozen pizzas and when the final bomb drops -- Ria, her little brother Elliott, and her mom will all be moving to another town to start a new life -- Ria can't help but freak out. She is in no way ready to leave her ritzy neighborhood, her bffs, or her hot boyfriend Colin for, well, anything.

Ria's priorities change quickly, though, when her dad goes missing in a plane crash. She's sure her dad is still alive, but family friends are already talking about him like he's gone for good. Dead. And the media has started circling in. Soon Ria is confronted with rumors that her father wasn't the person she thought he was, and it affected almost everyone in town, including Colin. Alone and scared, Ria knows she has to do something to take matters into her own hands. She just doesn't know how.

With twists and turns around ever corner, COMEBACK is a great pick for reluctant teen readers. Considering its short length, Vicki Grant does a fabulous job of capturing Ria's voice straight away, developing real, relateable characters, and pacing an unexpected thrill-ride. I'm looking forward to seeing what Ms. Grant is working on next!
Rishason
Ria's perfect world is crumbling around her. It comes as a total shock when she hears her parents are divorcing. Sure, her father was usually busy with his career as a stockbroker, but now she's living with her mother and little brother and only seeing her father on the weekends.

Shortly after the separation, Ria's dad shows up at her school driving a vintage convertible. He offers her and her boyfriend a ride, and after returning them to school, even offers to let the kids use the car for the weekend. That's the last time she sees him before she learns he has disappeared in a plane crash.

Thinking he is dead is a big enough shock, but then Ria starts learning further information that indicates he may not have been the father she has grown to know and love. News of his disappearance is included in all the news broadcasts, and people she's thought of as family friends and acquaintances are making strangely rude remarks.

Ria's reaction to all the chaos is to pack up her little brother and run. With only pocket money and a tank of gas, she takes off without a thought as to where they will go or how they will survive.

Author Vicki Grant takes readers on a frightening ride in COMEBACK. She captures the disappointment and frustration Ria feels when the life she's always known takes a dramatic turn. This fast-paced read is perfect for reluctant readers.

Reviewed by: Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky"
Bodwyn
Ria is the main character in the book Comeback. Ria has a brother, a boyfriend, a mom, and a dad; however, Ria's relationship with her mom is very complicated. Ria's parents are divorced and she is sad about it so Ria's boyfriend is always with her, even if they are in a bad situation. When Ria is sad her boyfriend is always cheering her up. Since her parents are divorced her dad came to visit her when she was in lunch at school. Ria's dad called her so she could go outside and hang out with him. Ria's dad told her that he needs to fly to another country, but she was supposed to move with her dad and leave her mom. The next day Ria got a call saying that the plane crashed and her dad was in it. When she heard the news about her dad, Ria was upset, she didn't go to school, and she ran away from home with her brother. What happens to Ria's dad and her? Read the book and you will find out!
I thought it was a good book because I thought that the book wasn't going to tell what happened to her dad, but it did. Some other books don't tell how a problem is solved. For example, Ria thinks that her mom doesn't care about her dad but I think inside of her heart she does care because you cant just forget about someone you loved, and this made their relationship interesting. I recommend this to middle school students because it's easy to comprehend and it was a mystery.
Iaiastta
The Orca Soundings series is known for hi-lo titles that appeal to teens; this book is no exception. Ria's been living a good life but that all changes when her dad moves out and she is about to become a child of divorce. Although the family has always had money, suddenly Ria's mom won't accept any from her dad so her lifestyle changes dramatically. After her dad is presumed dead in an airplane crash, word gets out that Ria's dad scammed millions of dollars from his investment clients. Unable to bear the news, Ria takes her younger brother and runs away. Grant conveys the anger and shame of a teen whose image of a parent has been shattered, along with the impulsive dash to run away from problems, in a manner that teens will relate to. Reluctant readers will enjoy this title.

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