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A Cliff Hanger about a teen, Sebastian, with changing standards who other teens like and aspire to follow.
Changing The Rules is a 232 page, 6x9, black and white paperback with a borderless, wrap around, color laminated cover showing Mt.Rainier (front cover) and Stahl Junior High School (back cover).
Changing The Rules, a fiction young adult suspense novel, written with a teen age viewpoint, imparts troubled uncertainty while following 9th grader Sebastian Boyle into the school, into the community, and into mini-bouts in the home. Each endeavor Sebastian faces brings new entanglements. Changing school rules draws Sebastian into a school strike. Abduction enmeshes him in captivating fear and renders him a suspect in police and FBI questioning. Computer hacking exposes him to interrogation by Homeland Security and suspicion of his closest friend. A recovered purse traps him into flight from stalkers. A first time, provocative, budding romance engenders unexpected thoughts and sensations. Actual classroom incidences add irony and classmate traumas, and life threats increase anxiety. Looking for escape, Sebastian finds that he is in trouble no matter which way he turns.
A bad start on the first page expands to other areas to touch all phases of the school and home life of a teenager. A real setting, Doris Stahl Junior High School and South Hill in Puyallup, WA. enhances the authenticity. Reality of the plot colorfully brings back teen years and reaches all ages. Full of humor, the narrative is a mushrooming tale that ends in a cliff hanger on the last page.
Changing The Rules was written to entice a family non-reading teenager to read and to remind adults of lost memories of teenage years. The non-reader teen is now asking for the sequel.
Family and Children counselor: "Changing The Rules grabs the middle school reader and doesn't let go. The thrilling tale of intrigue plays out against a backdrop of adolescent disaffection and struggle for independence."
Washington State District Manager, Restaurants: "Keep it up. This book is a standard for all teenagers. It should be reading material in every Junior High library, reading room and coffee shop as it provides thought and inspires."
Pediatric Occupational Therapist: "Outstanding book. Although written for young adults, the book will be in demand for all ages."
Resident, Seattle, WA: "Well WRITTEN BOOK. I love the plots, sub-plots, twists and turns. Very entertaining. A++."
Traveler and Political Expert: "You have the knack. It took me back to junior high and I want 10 for my grandchildren."
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