Departures

Departures

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
Increasingly dismayed by her raucous family, seventeen-year-old Suzan VanderZee dreams of running away, while her fifteen-year-old brother, Evan, finds himself mesmerized by a new girl at school despite his hopes to travel the world.

Blackwell North Amer
The VanderZees seem like an average American family. Malcolm, a professor at a small Midwestern college, and Esme, a lapsed artist, are raising four kids in a chaotic but loving home. Yet in Lorna J. Cook's charming and wryly comic first novel, the individuals in this eccentric clan also dwell in richly imagined worlds of their own. Poised at the edge of adulthood, seventeen-year-old Suzen VanderZee feels herself to be on the verge of something extraordinary and aches for her future to begin. Fifteen-year-old Evan is bored with his small-town life and dreams of travel, while at the same time is mesmerized by Soci, the new girl at school. Hallie, perhaps the most secretive of the lot, spends hours in her room contemplating life with her pet rat, Cupcake. And Aimee, the youngest, is convinced that she can fly, after a sudden and frighteningly close brush with death.
As Suzen realizes a crush may be the start of a serious relationship and Evan considers running away with Soci, the author illustrates the exhilaration and anxiety the two teenagers experience as they teeter on the brink of adulthood.

Baker
& Taylor

Increasingly dismayed by her raucous family, seventeen-year-old Suzan VanderZee dreams of running away, while her fifteen-year-old brother, Evan, finds himself mesmerized by a new girl at school despite his hopes to travel the world. A first novel.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312321284
0312321287
Branch Call Number: F COO
Characteristics: 242 p. ; 22 cm

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