To Take a Dare

To Take a Dare The day Chrysta Perretti runs away from her crazy parents in Benton Illinois she feels she s angry enough to stay on the road forever But two years later when the car she s in suddenly breaks down

  • Title: To Take a Dare
  • Author: Crescent Dragonwagon Paul Zindel
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The day Chrysta Perretti runs away from her crazy parents in Benton, Illinois, she feels she s angry enough to stay on the road forever But two years later, when the car she s in suddenly breaks down in a small Arkansas town, Chrysta s road fever dies too, and something new is born something tells her that it s possible to start over and she doesn t have to be alone InThe day Chrysta Perretti runs away from her crazy parents in Benton, Illinois, she feels she s angry enough to stay on the road forever But two years later, when the car she s in suddenly breaks down in a small Arkansas town, Chrysta s road fever dies too, and something new is born something tells her that it s possible to start over and she doesn t have to be alone In Excelsior Springs, Chrysta comes to learn the power of lasting friendships, for it is because of her newfound friends that she just might survive a dark, unexpected, and dangerous new episode in her life Crescent Dragonwagon and Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Zindel explore what happens when a thirteen year old runaway dares to stop running and learns to face the good and the bad in herself.

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    One Reply to “To Take a Dare”

    1. This book really affected me as a kid, and it felt like a secret treasure -- simultaneously taboo and comforting. About a prematurely physically developed and sexualized girl who runs away from home because of her wretched parents. She hitchhikes around, passing for older so that she can work. At a restaurant job she takes in a young tough-guy kid, falls in love with a coworker, and reclaims herself. Heartwrenching, dark, and hopeful.

    2. Soooo good-bad. One of those melodramatic coming-of-age YA stories from the mid-80s or so, told from the point of view of a spunky heroine whose eyes are invariably flashing or sparkling or doing something else I've never seen in real life, while dropping some truly terrible dialogue. A surprising amount of sex for a teen novel, including numerous mentions of the main character's problematically huge rack. Really a love it/hate it kind of book: you love it for the exact same reasons that make it [...]

    3. This is definitely a book for mature teenagers since the main character is 16, on her own, and sexually active. I loved this book as a teenager because the main character was such a misfit, and I identified with that.

    4. This was one of those books where I got to the end, sighed deeply at how wonderful the story was, then opened it up at the beginning and started all over again.

    5. Read this book for the first time when I was about 12/13 read it again while deployed at age 23, still one of my all time favorite books. It's this book that no one has ever read but should.

    6. This was one of the books I discovered because of Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading. I don't think it is a book I would ever have picked up if not for the essay in Shelf Discovery, as neither the subject, the description, nor the cover would have caught my interest.It's probably odd to recommend a book about a girl who runs away at thirteen, lives on the road, and settles down at around age 16, as this isn't exactly the lifestyle I'd espouse to teenagers. But people age [...]

    7. Rereading this book, and the plot is simpler and faster than I remember, but the subject matter is still noteworthy. Unfortunately, at halfway through the book, there's a shallowness to the plot that seems to gloss over what Chrysta has been through. Perhaps her experience with raising Dare changes this.

    8. This is another great book that I read multiple times as a pre-teen. I loved the cool, grown up girl on the cover and her ragged, rough story.

    9. Interesting but unrealistic; I could never believe the narrator could hitchhike across the country without any harm coming to her, and the idea of her starting her own adult life over somewhere when she was only sixteen seemed like a dream. I liked most of the characters, especially the kid Dare, but maybe I was a little too old when I read this (18/19) to completely enjoy the story.

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