Blink & Caution
Publication Date: August 2012
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2011 Kids' Next List
“Blink & Caution begins with two separate storylines, both involving teenagers living on their own in the runaway world of Toronto. Having each left their homes due to traumatic circumstances, they live in dangerous places without the normal structure and limits imposed by a caretaking adult. This unregulated world is the antithesis of true liberty. They are stifled by their freedom and live in a suspended state. Blink & Caution is the story of how their lives become intertwined, and how they provide each other with the fulcrum to climb back into life.”
-- Kenny Brechner, Devaney, Doak & Garrett Booksellers, Inc.
Blink, man, what were you thinking? Sneaking into the hotel for a hot breakfast ? hot scraps of someone else's breakfast, really. Couldn't you just feel that it was a wrong place/wrong time scenario? Even before you heard the banging and saw those dudes in suits jet it out of room 1616? Now you?re not only witness to a crime; you?re linked to it, thanks to the smartphone you were stupid enough to jack from the room. And then there's Caution. As in ?Caution: Contents Under Pressure.? She's also on the run, from a skeezy drug-dealer boyfriend and from a nightmare in her past that won't let her go. The last thing she needs right now is some skinny-ass street punk spouting crazy conspiracy theories, but something about Blink tugs at her heart ? a heart she thought deserved not to feel. Charged with suspense and intrigue, this taut novel follows two compelling characters as they forge a fated, tender partnership.