By Roland Smith
Sometimes teenagers have to face that their lives are going to change because of parents moving due to a job change. It can be a challenge to adjust to a new home, start a new school, and make new friends. In Jack Osbourne’s case, the problem is compounded because his father is a criminal testifying against a drug cartel. For Jack and his family, a move means severing ties with the past and building an entire new identity in a new part of the country under the Witness Protection Program. In addition, Jack and his family must face the fear of being discovered by the drug cartel which is determined to prevent Jack’s father from testifying. In Jack’s Run, the sequel to Zach’s Lie the danger continues as the family is once again relocated and assigned new identities in an attempt to evade the drug cartel which tracked them down in their previous location.
I love working in the middle school library because each day I get to work with wonderful students. In addition, I have access to lots of interesting books. It is always fun to help students connect to books they like, and to talk about what they are reading.