Pluto's Ghost

Pluto's Ghost

eBook - 2010
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"Murderer. It's one kick in the belly of a word isn't it? Has a taste, too. It tastes like barbed wire and has wild hyena eyes. Murderer. Murder-her. Did he? Did I? That's when I remember what I want to forget."

Jake Upshore has loved Skye Derucci since before he can remember. Volatile, complex and frustrated (he's got a label disorder from all the labels he's been given) at the best of times, Jake's on a desperate quest to find Skye before she aborts the baby he believes is his. As he hurtles headlong toward certain tragedy, Jake relives the fatal choices he's made and the powerful forces that have led him to this to end. A gripping thriller and a heart-wrenching love story, Pluto's Ghost is a raw and powerful novel about anger, escape, and redemptive love.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday Canada, 2010.
ISBN: 9780307374561
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Apr 18, 2016

Death and love fit hand in hand in Fitch’s Pluto’s Ghost. Pluto’s Ghost follows Jake Upshore, a violent troubled teen whose madly in love with Skye Derucci. Yet sadly, their relationship secret to everyone around them. What seems like a sappy love story is really a novel of escape, anger issues and forced love with shocking plot twist no one would see coming. Pluto’s Ghost is a scattered mystery with obvious connecting pieces. This story is thrilling and exciting, a must read, a great contribution to the literary world.
- @LittleMissRedHead of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

branch_reviews Jun 11, 2012

Dyslexic teen Jake Upshore and popular Skye Derucci have known each other since childhood but only fell in love during a recent school trip and now must keep their romance a secret from her authoritarian father. But when Skye disappears and rumours surface that she is pregnant with his baby, Jake loses his already fragile control and sets out to find her in Halifax. Already labeled a violent delinquent and chronic troublemaker, Jake has nothing to lose in his desperate search to find the only person who truly understands him. Prolific Canadian children’s author Fitch uses her unique and quirky verbal mastery to put us inside the mind of her challenged but intelligent character Jake. Strong language and frank sexuality make this suitable for 14+.
Reviewed by GF

Aug 21, 2011

I enjoyed this book. I liked how the main character was not a smart person in the sense of school. But he was smart in the sense of wits. I loved his sense of humour, and how the author portrayed him. The ending I'm not sure I liked, but it was realistic which I appreciated. It wasn't all happy like most books.

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