Stealing Awayaccompanies one girl as she pursues the happiness that has long eluded her, and examines the lengths to which she will go to find it, the turns she takes at the crossroads life throws at her, and the people she collects along the way. The books is about so much more than identity theft, and the main character, Jaynie Haart, is more than a thief. And just like us, she is searching for the same things we are—love, security, a sense of belonging, and the peace of mind that comes only when we try to right the wrong we have done.
About the Book One girl. Two days to get away. Three identities.
Jaynie's in trouble. And no matter what she does next, it's going to be wrong. And she knows it.
Seventeen-year-old Jaynie Haart is an identity thief, and uses fake IDs and credit cards to survive. But don't hold it against her. She has her reasons. And they're good ones. Desperate to get out of her abusive home, Jaynie also finds herself a heartbeat away from foster care. And no matter what happens next, Jaynie is in trouble, and she knows it. So when an opportunity unexpectedly presents itself, she assumes the identity of a girl she's never met, and runs away to California.
Along the way she meets an enigmatic boy, whose secrets might just be more dangerous than her own. Soon, Jaynie is living every teenager's dream: doing whatever she wants, whenever she wants. She cautiously makes friends, but quickly realizes the mystery and intrigue that surround them can jeopardize her own safety, if she's not careful. As Jaynie's adventure becomes more perilous, and the people chasing her get closer, she's more determined than ever not to get caught.
But when confronted with a shocking new threat, Jaynie's life closes in on her. She must make a drastic decision to save herself, and the people she has come to love. And despite the risks, she desperately wants to make amends for her misdeeds.
Fans of E. Lockhart's Genuine Fraud and Karen McManus' One of Us is Lying, will be drawn to Stealing Away's suspenseful twists and turns. The story will keep you guessing...until the end you never saw coming.