Sixteen-year-old Chastity and her mother have been on the run since Chass was a baby, assuming new identities in every town. She doesn't know why they are running, who her father is, or even her real name. But then on the night of Chass's sixteenth birthday, her mother disappears. The cops find her abandoned car, blood matching her DNA, and a purse containing six ID cards. Chass can't believe her mother is dead; she knows that her mom just had to go on the run again, this time to protect Chass. Chastity has only six days to find her mother before she's put into foster care--but someone else is looking for Chass. Someone deadly.
- Paperback | 313 pages
- 129.54 x 177.8 x 25.4mm | 204.12g
- 05 Apr 2007
- Puffin Books
- New York, NY, United States
A terrific read! Sorrells masterfully sustains suspense throughout. (Booklist, starred review)
About Walter Sorrells
Walter Sorrells is an award-winning author of mystery and suspense novels for adults and teens. He has written many novels, including Fake I.D., named one of the ten Best Mysteries by Booklist magazine in 2005, and several novels based-on the television series Flight 29 Down. He also writes under the pseudonyms Lynn Abercrombie and Ruth Birmingham. His novel Fulton County Blues, as Ruth Birmingham, won the 2000 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Paperback Original. He graduated from Haverford College in 1985, where he majored in History, and now lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Chastity Pureheart is a girl without a past. Everything about her is a fabrication, including her name. Along with her mother, Chass has spent as long as she can remember moving from one place to another with only a moments notice. She has her routine down pat--suitcase packed and ready to go at the front door at all times, hop in the quiet car and drive to where her mother has pointed to with her eyes closed on the map, stop at a library to draw a book of the shelves and choose a new name. Chass has no idea why her and her mother are on the run. Her mother has never said a word about who her father is, or what she did before the running started, or why she hates music so passionately. All Chass knows is that they've been in High Hopes, Alabama, for three years now, and their lives are as normal as they've ever been. That is, normal until her best friend, Ben, buys her a guitar for her sixteenth birthday, and things go downhill fast. First, Chass has to admit to her mother her love--no, obsession--with playing music, writing music, and singing. She knows it hurts her mother; after all, this is the same lady who doesn't even turn on the radio in the car when they're driving. But Chass can't hold her love of music in any longer, and her mother storms out of the house in a huff--and disappears off the face of the earth. Suddenly, everyone is looking into the life of Chastity Pureheart and her mother a little too closely. For too people who have spent years avoiding public scrutiny, their lives are now under a microscope. She has a police chief treating her like a criminal, the parents of her best friend accusing her of all sort of mischief, and a mother that she's determined to find. FAKE I.D. is a great mystery for all ages. Filled with action-adventure, a very believable mystery, and lots of thrilling twists and turns, you'll find yourself immersed in the life and times of Chass and her mother--and the reason for their life on the run.show moreby TeensReadToo