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Young Adult Fiction Runaways

De nadie más

(Saving Grace)

by (author) Darlene Ryan

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Mar 2008
Runaways, Pregnancy, Law & Crime
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2008
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    Publish Date
    Mar 2008
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
  • Reading age: 12 to 18


Evie tuvo una bebita y fue obligada a darla en adopción, pero no puede simplemente dejarla con extraños, sobre todo porque tiene la impresión de que no la cuidan bien. Mientras su novio espera en su camioneta, Evie secuestra a la niña y lo convence de llevarlas a Montreal, donde planea empezar una nueva vida con la pequeña. Pero la niña no quiere comer y, después de una pelea entre Evie y Justin, él las deja solas en un pueblo perdido. Cuando la niña empeora, Evie tiene que decidir si admitir su error y entregarse, o seguir huyendo.

Evie was pregnant and forced to give up the baby. But she can't just leave the child with strangers, especially when she thinks the baby is being neglected. With her boyfriend waiting in the truck, Evie snatches the baby and convinces him to drive her to Montreal where she plans to start a new life with her child. But when the baby won't eat and she and Justin argue, she ends up alone in a small town. As the baby becomes sicker, Evie must decide whether to admit her mistake and turn herself in, or to keep running.

About the author

Darlene Ryan has been writing for as long as she can remember, although she pursued post-secondary degrees in biology and education. Despite being endlessly fascinated by theories on the origin of the universe, she decided she wasn't cut out to be a scientist and returned to writing. Darlene was the 2006 poet recipient of the Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell Early Childhood Literacy Award. As Sofie Kelly, she writes the best-selling Magical Cats mysteries. She lives with her family in Fredericton, New Brunswick. More information is available at

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Excerpt: De nadie más: (Saving Grace) (by (author) Darlene Ryan)

Miré en dirección al mostrador y vi a un policía parado de espaldas a mí.
Me quedé sin aire y las piernas no me respondían. El policía dio media vuelta y ya no tuve dónde esconderme. Apreté a Briana contra mi pecho. Era mía y de nadie más. No iba a dejar que me la quitaran.

Editorial Reviews

"A fast moving and exciting book that will capture young teens' imagination and will keep them reading... Spanish speakers will be able to read them very quickly and will come back looking for more."

Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee

"Written at a level accessible to most middle school students and is an excellent resource for ELL and struggling readers. "

Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media

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