REVIEW ☆ Greetings from Witness Protection


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REVIEW ☆ Greetings from Witness Protection ✓ ❰EPUB❯ ✺ Greetings from Witness Protection Author Jake Burt – Helpyouantib.co.uk A funny and poignant debut middle grade novel about a foster care girl who is placed with a family in the witness protection program and finds that hiding in plain sight is complicateSo she’ll have to dodge hitmen cyberbullies and the specter of standardized testing all while maintaining her marshal mandated B minus average As she barely balances the responsibilities of her new identity Nicki learns that the biggest threats to her family’s security might not lurk on the road from New York to North Carolina but rather in her own pas. With this type of book so much of it hangs on whether you buy the voice or not I didn't NickiCharlotte didn't seem like a real person to me certainly not a product of a traumatic childhood and dozens of foster homes and not like a 13 year old girl either The other teenagers didn't seem like teenagers and the mobsters resembled only the most cartoonish of mobstersA passage that stuck out to me Charlotte and her friend are at the mall and three Mean Girls emerge from a Delias to torment them I'm totally blogging about this later crows the Lead Mean Girl about the encounterOkay The last physical Delias retail store closed in 2015 and the brand stopped being cool around 1999 if I am being GENEROUS Also Modern Teens do not talk about blogging That's a total anachronism; she would probably snapchat that shit The irony is that Burt has an earlier passage making fun of another adult character's attempt at teen lingo and then there's this This is not in any way an ill intentioned or mean spirited book but I did not buy the world or the characters for one minute and frankly I was bored

Greetings from Witness ProtectionSo she’ll have to dodge hitmen cyberbullies and the specter of standardized testing all while maintaining her marshal mandated B minus average As she barely balances the responsibilities of her new identity Nicki learns that the biggest threats to her family’s security might not lurk on the road from New York to North Carolina but rather in her own pas. With this type of book so much of it hangs on whether you buy the voice or not I didn't NickiCharlotte didn't seem like a real person to me certainly not a product of a traumatic childhood and dozens of foster homes and not like a 13 year old girl either The other teenagers didn't seem like teenagers and the mobsters resembled only the most cartoonish of mobstersA passage that stuck out to me Charlotte and her friend are at the mall and three Mean Girls emerge from a Delias to torment them I'm totally blogging about this later crows the Lead Mean Girl about the encounterOkay The last physical Delias retail store closed in 2015 and the brand stopped being cool around 1999 if I am being GENEROUS Also Modern Teens do not talk about blogging That's a total anachronism; she would probably snapchat that shit The irony is that Burt has an earlier passage making fun of another adult character's attempt at teen lingo and then there's this This is not in any way an ill intentioned or mean spirited book but I did not buy the world or the characters for one minute and frankly I was bored

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Greetings from Witness Protection à A funny and poignant debut middle grade novel about a foster care girl who is placed with a family in the witness protection program and finds that hiding in plain sight is complicated and dangerousNicki Demere is an orphan and a pickpocket She also happens to be the US Marshals’ best bet to keep a family alive The marshals are looking for the perfect gi. we're looking for a strong girl one with your kind of grit smarts and skills We're looking for a girl who has dealt with all that stuff and come through still spitting fire and throwing jabs Nicki kid we're looking for you deputy US marshal Eddie Harkness page 22Nicolette 'Nicki' Demere is not your average thirteen year old She never knew her birth mother and her father has spent the last seven years in prison For a time she was raised by a grandmother who taught her the finer points of pickpocketing shoplifting Combined with some psychological issues caused by her family Nicki developed kleptomania She has lived for years in the foster care systemHowever the American government comes unexpectedly calling on Nicki for assistance A family of three mother father and twelve year old son are being placed into Witness Security aka WITSEC after the mother turned federal evidence on her organized crime related relatives To help hide these folks in plain sight in addition to the usual new identities and a relocation to a different state the marshal's service deputies decide to add a 'daughter' into the family dynamic as a bit of camouflage It doesn't hurt that Nicki coincidentally and it's strictly a mere coincidence not a plot twist resembles her new mom With that the 'Trevor family' is moved to Durham North CarolinaNicki re christened as Charlotte now gets to experience lots of routine things for the very first time including having a younger sibling naturally they don't get along at all at first She attends junior high makes friends and participates in extracurricular activities However she still has to be very careful and maintain a low profile as well Easier said than done especially with social mediaAuthor Jake Burt who has now blessed us with three well written middle grade YA books in just three years knows how to craft a story that doesn't talk down to the intended kid set audience and is actually appropriate for nearly all ages Along with the drama and humor mix there's also a palpable sense of real danger or suspense here as hints are dropped that the bad guys are actively searching for the family to permanently silence them No silly sugar coating it all plays out in a climax that is sort of believably but not gratuitously violent Then there's that perfect final page Much thanks once again to GR friend Jen for introducing me to this author via her reviews CHARACTERS æ HELPYOUANTIB.CO.UK ´ Jake Burt

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Jake Burt ´ 1 REVIEW Rl to join a mother father and son on the run from the Greetings from MOBI #207 nation’s most notorious criminals After all the bad guys are searching for a family with one kid not two and adding a streetwise girl who knows a little something about hiding things may be just what the marshals needNicki swears she can keep the Trevor family safe but to do. I loved this book Charlotte that is not her real name is one of my favorite characters of 2017 Readers are going to fall in love with this family