I hit the gas, and we
shoot up to seventy mph. The 'Vette is handling it perfectly. At
the bottom of another curve is another straight stretch. We're hitting
eighty-five before I ease off for the next set of sharp turns. Suddenly
I see headlights ahead, so I ease off a bit more. But we're still
going over seventy mph as we fly past a county sheriff's car. I
glance in my rearview and see his brake lights flash. There's a
small turnout only a few yards up from where he is; I see him spinning
around to come after us.
"Uh-oh," Becka says. "Wasn't that a cop?" I
don't say anything, but I slam the accelerator to the floor.
*Purchase this book at either store
"Told in the first person, Jordan's web of lies
about the car leads to a rather scary climax and some tentative resolution
about cars, girlfriends and life and death. Readers will be taken
with Jordan's matter-of-factness about his sorrow and isolation, and
how he locks himself up in lies."
~Kirkus, January 2006
"The story is told in a dynamic, cut-the-crap narrative,
making it a fast, compelling read."
VOYA, February 2006 starred review
"Trueman creates an affecting portrait of a teen confronting
submerged pain, with Jordan’s pared-down, first-person voice
perhaps most authentic in his raging, private moments."
~Booklist, February 1, 2006
"The first-person point of view works well here, as Jordan
acts upon gut feelings, rationalizes his behavior and waffles back
and forth with guild. The description of the suicide scene is realistic
and powerful, and great dialog and car details keep the plot moving
for reluctant readers."
~School Library Journal, March 2006
"...as emotionally intense as the other titles, focusing once
again on the state of mind of a teenage boy in dire circumstances.
It's heartfelt and believable, with convincing dialog...readers
will feel for Jordan."
~Kliatt, March 2006
"...there is a warmth and believability to the characters
and their relationships, including their relationships with the
Corvette -- and an unforced quality to the proses that give this
story an original flavor."
~Bulletin of the Center for the Children's Book, March 2006
"NO RIGHT TURN is intense and fast-paced, and just like with
Trueman's previous titles,,,readers will be left thinking about
the main protagonist for a long time."