Blink & Caution

Blink & Caution

eBook - 2011
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Two street kids get tangled in a plot over their heads - and risk an unexpected connection - in this heart-pounding thriller by Tim Wynne-Jones. (Age 14 and up) Boy, did Blink get off on the wrong floor. All he wanted was to steal some breakfast for his empty belly, but instead he stumbled upon a fake kidnapping and a cell phone dropped by an "abducted" CEO, giving Blink a link to his perfect blonde daughter. Now Blink is on the run, but it's OK as long as he's smart enough to stay in the game and keep Captain Panic locked in his hold. Enter a girl named Caution. As in "Caution: Toxic." As in "Caution: Watch Your Step." She's also on the run, from a skeezy drug-dealer boyfriend and from a nightmare in her past that won't let her go. When she spies Blink at the train station, Caution can see he's an easy mark. But there's something about this naïve, skinny street punk, whom she only wanted to rob, that tugs at her heart, a heart she thought deserved not to feel. Charged with suspense and intrigue, this taut novel trails two deeply compelling characters as they forge a blackmail scheme that is foolhardy at best, disastrous at worst - along with a fated, tender partnership that will offer them each a rare chance for redemption.
Publisher: 2011
ISBN: 9780763654559
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Alternative Title: Blink and caution

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Aug 27, 2018

Very enjoyable reading of a creative story intricately woven by Wynne-Jones. You get a bit of many emotions: suspense, fear and danger, sadness, empathy, remorse, sweetness, love, humor and a happy ending. I am an adult reader who really likes his stories revealing the trials, tribulations and emotions of young people.

Jul 03, 2015

The author did a great job of catching both perspectives

0Charlie Feb 11, 2015

It was really exciting to follow a fiction story through the very real streets of Toronto. The author does a good job of making the 2 separate stories exciting and more so when they come together. The characters may have a bit more awareness of themselves than normal but it is a small nit to pick. Very enjoyable and realistic. Recommended for teen readers.

Aug 22, 2012

Unfortunately, overall this book is muddled in its storytelling techniques and character development, cheesy as all get-up, and not worth reading. The language and adult situations prevent me from recommending this book to anyone under 14, but the storyline is much too bland and unrealistic for anyone over 14.

If you must read it, focus on the intricacies of the fake news stories. These were pretty well-developed and interesting, and served the cause of spreading green earth initiatives.

Aug 21, 2012

I liked this book a lot, and compared to many of the young adult books I've read this summer, it was original and had its own twists to it. Much of it is farfetched and extreme, but the story is still good. I liked the characters and the transformations that they went through. In some ways, this book is about family, too, and how we find our way home. A little tough to get into it but quickly picks you up.

This book is very interesting because two teenagers that have problems in life run into each other. At first the narrator of the story was a bit confusing, but as you read on I really like how the narrator describes blink and caution. The journey of how the two met and overcome their problems was very fascinating. I would definitely recommend people to read it.

Jun 11, 2011

Kinda confusing but good. Some parts were boring. It didn't really get good until they met.

debwalker Apr 05, 2011

"The voices of teens - anguished, dynamic and alive."
Reviewed by iIbi Kasklik n the Globe & Mail April 4, 2011

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Aug 22, 2012

bannierj thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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Jul 03, 2015

“And so shame is added to her sorrow, but that’s okay. For her, sorrow is so deep, the shame is no more than a hard pebble thrown into a vast emptiness.”
- Tim Wyanne-Jones, Blink and Caution


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