She rides shotgun: A Novel
*WINNER OF A 2018 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT NOVEL*
*WINNER OF AN ALEX AWARD FROM THE ALA*
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY St. Louis Post-Dispatch * Booklist
A propulsive, gritty novel about a girl marked for death who must fight and steal to stay alive, learning from the most frightening man she knows--her father.
Eleven-year-old Polly McClusky is shy, too old for the teddy bear she carries with her everywhere, when she is unexpectedly reunited with her father, Nate, fresh out of jail and driving a stolen car. He takes her from the front of her school into a world of robbery, violence, and the constant threat of death. And he does it to save her life.
Nate made dangerous enemies in prison--a gang called Aryan Steel has put out a bounty on his head, counting on its members on the outside to finish him off. They've already murdered his ex-wife, Polly's mother. And Polly is their next target.
Nate and Polly's lives soon become a series of narrow misses, of evading the bad guys and the police, of sleepless nights in motels. Out on the lam, Polly is forced to grow up early: with barely any time to mourn her mother, she must learn how to take a punch and pull off a drug-house heist. She finds herself transforming from a shy little girl into a true fighter. Nate, in turn, learns what it's like to love fiercely and unconditionally--a love he's never quite felt before. But can their powerful bond transcend the dangerous existence he's carved out for them? Will they ever be able to live an honest life, free of fear?
She Rides Shotgun is a gripping and emotionally wrenching novel that upends even our most long-held expectations about heroes, villains, and victims. Nate takes Polly to save her life, but in the end it may very well be Polly who saves him.
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|Grouping Title||she rides shotgun|
|Grouping Author||harper jordan|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-15 22:45:21PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-16 02:19:57AM|
|available_at_school||Cameron College Prep, Glencliff High, JT Moore Middle, LEAD Academy High, MLK Jr. Magnet, Madison Middle, McGavock High, Overton High, Whites Creek High, Wright Middle|
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|display_description||When enemies from his time in prison put a bounty on his head and target his family, Nate McClusky takes his eleven-year-old daughter Polly from in front of her school into a world of robbery, violence, and the constant threat of capture, or death.|
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|format_school||Book, eAudiobook, eBook|
|isbn||9780062394408, 9780062394422, 9780062675613|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000509725|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,||257 pages ; 24 cm., overdrive:42c937f0-9e96-4d7f-a196-70da914aa3d8|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HarperCollins|2017|, overdrive:ef3851de-f592-40e4-a53b-d459345b0a4e|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2017||
|subject_facet||Criminals -- Fiction, Ex-convicts -- Fiction, Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Parental kidnapping -- Fiction, Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction)|
|title_display||She rides shotgun|
|title_full||She Rides Shotgun A Novel, She rides shotgun / Jordan Harper|
|title_short||She rides shotgun|
|topic_facet||Criminals, Ex-convicts, Fathers and daughters, Fiction, Literature, Mystery, Parental kidnapping, Thriller|