The Last Chance Texaco (Paperback)

By Brent Hartinger

HarperTeen, 9780060509149, 240pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2005

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Library Binding (3/1/2004)

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The guy looked at me with a stare that would have frozen antifreeze.

"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.

Praise For The Last Chance Texaco

“Hartinger once again gets at the heart of teen dynamics … ”
-Publishers Weekly

“Lucy is a strong heroine, one YAs will quickly respect...”