Hit and run book report

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HIT AND RUN by Norah McClintock | Kirkus Reviews

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Thank you! Originally published a decade ago in Canada, this series opener set in Toronto hooks Michael—a troubled teen surrounded by poor companions and role models— up with his history teacher, quiet ex-cop John Riel. It also leads to an initially hostile but growing mutual attachment that culminates, following a second sudden death and nearly a third, in Mike gaining a steady new foster father. Look for more role modeling and crime solving in two sequels that publish simultaneously: Truth and Lies and Dead and Gone. The rescue of an at-risk adolescent with light and dark sides takes center stage, but the unfolding mystery adds a dramatic subplot. There was a problem adding your email address. Please try again.

At first glance year-old Mike McGill seems like a typical smart-aleck and slacker. In this intensely involving story, Norah McClintock, winner of four Arthur Ellis awards, demonstrates her mastery of the psychological mystery genre. Her potent central theme — how frighteningly easy it is to screw up your life from a couple of mistakes and how unstoppable that downward destructive spiral can be — is played out with insight and suspense generated equally from character revelations and plot complications. Behind the attitude and antics, Mike proves to be decent, caring, and well meaning despite lapses. When Mike gets into trouble with the police, his life begins to fall apart. In this well-crafted mystery, Mike discovers not just whodunit, but also, in an inevitable rite of passage, that the adults in his life, just like himself, are very human, fallible, and vulnerable.

Lurlene McDaniel



5 thoughts on “Hit and Run | Quill and Quire

  1. Hit and Run, an interesting mystery novel by Norah McClintock suggests the . My favourite series when I was younger.. wrote a few book reports on this series!.

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