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Desperate Measures #2020

Desperate Measures Vicky has always felt responsible for her mentally disabled twin sister Rhianna and their feisty little brother Jamie So when the foster care system threatens to split them up they all run away to

  • Title: Desperate Measures
  • Author: Laura Summers
  • ISBN: 9780399256165
  • Page: 144
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Desperate Measures By Laura Summers, Vicky has always felt responsible for her mentally disabled twin sister, Rhianna, and their feisty little brother, Jamie So when the foster care system threatens to split them up, they all run away together, heading for a distant relative s home After a difficult journey, they arrive only to find strangers living there With nowhere else to go, they hide in a cave, and mVicky has always felt responsible for her mentally disabled twin sister, Rhianna, and their feisty little brother, Jamie So when the foster care system threatens to split them up, they all run away together, heading for a distant relative s home After a difficult journey, they arrive only to find strangers living there With nowhere else to go, they hide in a cave, and must survive by their wits By the end of their adventure, Vicky is surprised to find that the sister she thought she was protecting is the one who saves her This touching, funny, fast paced novel was short listed for the Waterstone s Children s Book Prize Vicky and Rhianna s engaging dual perspective narration offers a refreshing view of people with disabilities, and their wild adventure and fierce family bond will resonate with readers.

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    1. The story is set in the UK and follows the three siblings as they choose to get themselves out of a difficult situation Their mother has passed away and their father is in prison, so they were staying with a foster family However, their foster mother has been rushed to hospital so they only thing the social services feel they can do is to split them up, which just isn t an option in their eyes So, they run away, traveling hundreds of miles across the country.The story starts with Rhiannon s Rhe [...]

    2. A true beauty A story of love, loss and family I thoroughly enjoyed this and I d definitely recommend it

    3. The book is about three siblings, Vicky, Rhianna Re and Jamie who lives with a pair of really nice foster parents Their mother is dead and their dad is in jail, but only Vicky knows that It stars at the birthday of Vicky and Rhianna, who are twins Here you find out about how different the two girls are, since Re is seriously disabled The beginning is not too long the same day the kids are being told that their foster parents can t have them right now and they have to be splitted up for a while R [...]

    4. Vicky and Rhianna are twins but they couldn t be different For their fourteenth birthday, Vicky wants a card from the hottest boy in school Rhianna, brain damaged at birth, wants a Furby Instead they get a nasty shock their foster parents can t cope and it looks as if Vicky and Rhianna and their younger brother Jamie will have to be split up How can they stay together Desperate times call for desperate measures Exciting, fast moving and deeply affecting, this innovative story is Laura Summers f [...]

    5. Title Desperate MeasuresAuthor Laura SummersGenre Award Winning AuthorVicky and Rhianna were twins who were completely different in every way They lost both of their parents and were fostered by a loving family who had wanted a child for a very long time, but couldn t have one However their foster parents cannot care for them any and they have to find a family that would keep all three of them or they d be split up forever They had to make a very big decision to run away to be split up This cou [...]

    6. Laura Summers brings the subject of disability to the forefront, in her critically acclaimed debut novel Desperate Measures Told from the perspectives of twins Vicky and Rihanna, the story takes us on a journey across the UK, and to a place where both girls, along with their brother Jamie, finally feel at home.Vicky and Rihanna are very well written, with both girls dealing with Rihanna s disability in different ways Vicky is her primary carer, and has responsibility than she should She s loyal [...]

    7. Vicky has looked out for her twin sister as long as she can remember Rhianna was deprived of oxygen at birth, affecting her mental development negatively Despite this setback, the family was happy until tragedy struck Vicky, Rhianna and Jamie s mother passes away from cancer and their father finds himself unable to care for his children The three kids stay at children s homes for awhile and then are placed in a foster home a good one Just as Vicky feels like life is slightly stable, their foster [...]

    8. When their foster parents are unable to continue to care for them, three siblings embark on a journey to the home of their elderly aunt rather than be separated As often happens on these sorts of adventures, they find help in unexpected places and from the most unlikely individuals as well as bullies and cruelty The story is told from alternating viewpoints from Vicky and Rhianna, 13 year old twins, which affords the reader very different perspectives on the elements of the story Vicky often fee [...]

    9. I have just read this book for the second time, I wasn t sure if it was one I had already read but after one page it all came flooding back After reading that first page though, I could not just stop, remembering the story I really wanted to read it again.I read this in the space of 24 hours but, to be fair, I am probably 14 years older than the target audience Nevertheless, I really enjoyed it even though I already knew what was coming.I enjoy the way that this is written from the points of vie [...]

    10. Vicky and Rhianna are twins Jamie is their little brother They are being fostered by a nice couple, but they will have a baby join the family soon The children s social worker thinks its best to split the them up They say no, she says yes They do the only thing that will keep them together They run away.Reasons I like this book Reason 1 Vicky is the oldest and she thinks its her responsibility to take care of her sister and brother She never told them the truth about where their dad is.Reason 2 [...]

    11. Desperate Measures is a quirky and bittersweet novel of family Rhianna and Vicky just want things back to how they were, before their mum died, before their dad became AWOL Before all the foster centres and foster homes they went to When their current foster mother suffers pregnancy health problems, their social worker says they ll have to split up Deciding this is no option, Rhianna, Vicky and their brother Jamie decide to run away What follows is an adventure of survival, and self discovery, a [...]

    12. I would say this was a slow read But I take it as a good way.I love how the author alternates voices between Vicky and Rhianna I get to see how they picture the world And how they think of other people.The premise is pretty cliche for me Too generic and overdone But this book seems a lot serious and dramatic and intense And surely enough, it is.Especially, the fights between the characters Such strong emotion.Very heartwarming Very inspiring.Overall, enjoyed this read Recommend it to children m [...]

    13. Actually 3.5Sweet little story about three foster kids who want to stick together think Boxcar Children here and decide desperate times call for desperate measures Predictable at times, but still a good story that deals with some tough things in a skimming the surface kind of way Enjoyed it.

    14. Picked it up cause it was a kids running away story, and those intrigue me The main characters were very lifelike, fun to read about, and felt real, though some of the secondary characters felt two dimensional The plot was simple and engaging I felt the end was rather unlikely but it was satisfying.

    15. I really liked this book It was a great read, full of adventure I loved the main characters Vicky, Rhianna and Jamie I really recommend Desperate Measures to readers of any age, despite it being a children s book.

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