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Book Review: Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook

Feb 23, 2013

In Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook, two teens try to escape their rotten life, but their circumstances quickly go from bad to worse. Kidzworld has the book review.

Will and Zoe

Ever since her mother died, Zoe's life has been awful. Her dad is an alcoholic who beats her, forcing her to go to school with bruises. Will has been passed from one foster family to the next because he's always fighting. Now that he's met Zoe, his biggest dream in life is to keep her safe.

Skipping Town

Zoe and Will skip town with a beater car and a bunch of stolen cash. Will is paranoid that they're being followed. After all, he's 18 and Zoe is only 15. Their escape could come across as a kidnapping, especially since Will had to fight Zoe's dad to get her out of the house.

Wanted

Despite his paranoia, things are going well. They're in love and happy to be on the road together. But their journey turns sour when Zoe gets caught stealing tampons from a convenience store. Will steps in to save Zoe from the manhandling clerk by breaking a bottle over his head. The clerk's death later that night makes Will a murderer and Zoe an accessory, even if it was self defense. Now they're fleeing from the police for a crime that was never part of their plans. Will they manage to escape the law and start their lives anew? 

The Bottom Line

Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook is a well written novel about two teens in love who just want a better life. But a word of warning: if you decide to read this novel, be prepared to feel depressed. There's nothing uplifting about this story. 

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Abbergrl
Abbergrl posted in Random:
The whole "social" thing is messed up. People have to be and act a certain way to get into anything, weather it's a stupid friendship groip or a certain field. WHy can't we just be recognised and accepted for who we are and for our talants? Why can't we do things the way we want to? WHy do we feel we need to please others by doing it their way? Half the time, they don't even ask us to do things their way. And what everyone else said, I couldn't agree more.
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Kirsteeeeen posted in Debating:
i have changed my views on things like this, i think 99% of people that hunt and the people that complain about the hunting are complete hypocrites though.  if you think that its justified to kill an animal in a given context, you must have a difference between a human and the animal that if true of the human would justify killing the animal, otherwise you say X justifies killing something but doesnt justify killing something ate the same time, which of course is a contradiction. hopefully people can understand that.  What gives, polar bears for example, the right to kill humans for food but doesn't give humans the right to kill an animal for food?
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Tennis123
Tennis123 posted in Debating:
i have changed my views on things like this, i think 99% of people that hunt and the people that complain about the hunting are complete hypocrites though.  if you think that its justified to kill an animal in a given context, you must have a difference between a human and the animal that if true of the human would justify killing the animal, otherwise you say X justifies killing something but doesnt justify killing something ate the same time, which of course is a contradiction. hopefully people can understand that. 
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sensitivity and having a victim complex
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Tennis123
Tennis123 posted in Debating:
i think the possibility is very, very high. i would also consider things like bacteria or others simple living organisms that live on other planets aliens too btw.
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