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Daredevils, Shawn Vestal

Label
Daredevils
Title
Daredevils
Statement of responsibility
Shawn Vestal
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Caught dating a boy of another faith by her devout Mormon parents, 1970s teenager Loretta is married off to a fundamentalist as his second wife and runs away with his nephew and a part-Native American friend to search for a cache of gold and freedom outside their strict community
Summary
1974: Fifteen-year-old Loretta slips out of her bedroom window to meet her "Gentile" boyfriend. This time, however, her strict Mormon parents catch her returning at dawn and quickly arrange for her to marry the upstanding Dean Harder, a devout yet materialistic fundamentalist who already has a wife and a brood of kids, some not much younger than Loretta herself. Trapped in her role as a "sister wife," Loretta dreams of another, better future, of a world glimpsed in magazines and ads. Her chance comes when Dean uproots the family to Idaho, and she meets Jason, Dean's teenage nephew, who worships Evel Knievel and longs to leave his small town--and the Mormon faith--behind. As Jason's parents clash with Dean and struggle to come to terms with his unconventional family living next door, Loretta and Jason make their plans to escape. Vestal delivers a dizzying jolt of teenage freedom as the two drive off into the starry night, with hopes of recovering Dean's cache of "Mormon gold." But someone Loretta left behind is on their trail
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2016.
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10461293
Cataloging source
BT
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Vestal, Shawn
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Mormons
  • Teenage girls
  • Polygamy
  • Runaway teenagers
Target audience
adult
Label
Daredevils, Shawn Vestal
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20527968
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781101979891
Lccn
bl2016006402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn933729043
  • (OCoLC)933729043
Label
Daredevils, Shawn Vestal
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20527968
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781101979891
Lccn
bl2016006402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn933729043
  • (OCoLC)933729043

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