Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tunnel Vision – Susan Shaw

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry (August 16, 2011)
Pages:  272
Genre:  Young Adult, Thriller, Realistic Fiction

Product Description
On her way home one evening, Liza has to force her way through a group of men in a train underpass. She doesn’t think anything of it, but when her mom is shot dead moments later, Liza’s world turns upside down. Even worse, Liza was really the target. Only hours after her mother’s death, Liza is nearly killed again and she and her dad are placed in the witness protection program. Leaving everything she's ever known behind, Liza and her dad pick up and move, never staying in one place for long. It's too big of a risk--and Liza's worst fear is realized when she gets recognized. The would-be killer is still on their trail, so all Liza ad her dad can do is keep running. Unsure whom to trust and where to go, they're just trying to stay alive.

 My Thoughts
This book held my attention.  I hated when I had to stop.  You know how it is, someone has to fix dinner. I felt so sorry for the main character in this story.  Her whole life and that of her father’s had been turned upside down.  I just couldn’t imagine what it would be like to be on the run and know you couldn’t trust anyone.  I wondered how they were constantly found by the bad guys.  Part of it is explained but part of it leaves you hanging.  However, that would be the way it would really happen if you were in the witness protection program.  You wouldn’t know how the bad guys found you most of the time, especially if you managed to escape to live another day.  This was a great book and one I definitely want to have on my shelves at school.  This is one I’ll recommend to my students.  The actions just keeps building to the point you can’t put it down and it becomes a very quick read.  I look forward to reading more by this author.

About the Author
Susan Shaw is the author of One of the Survivors, Safe, an ALA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and a Carolyn W. Field Honor Book, and The Boy From the Basement, a New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age. She lives in Wayne, PA, and you can visit her online at 

No comments:

Post a Comment