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Escape (Point) [Paperback]

Kate Cann
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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18 July 2003 Point
Rowan is desperate to get away from her pressurizing parents. Why does everyone think she should have the rest of her life mapped out already? A gap year in the USA is just what she needs - bye-bye England. But is her escape route all she's hoping for?

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Point; Reprint edition (18 July 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439994683
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439994682
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 11.2 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 993,511 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! 2 Sep 2003
I LOVED this book. It's about 17-year-old Rowan, who having hit her younger (annoying) brother Jack around the head with a plank, is being treated by her family like a bomb about to go off. Fed up with exams and other people trying to plan her life, Rowan decides to spend her gap year in USA and be a nanny. Seems like a good idea, right? Wrong. The "adorable kid" she is looking after is not only spoilt, but has an insane, hyper control freak for a mother who keeps a strict schedule to plan Flossy's life. Deciding enough is enough, Rowan hits the road taking her only friend Iggy the iguana with her. Only things don't go quite according to plan-she bumps into a dreamboat at the bus stop who says he can get her a job in an out-of-the-way exclusive hotel. From then on it's a hilarious and gripping read as Rowan tries to catch the man of her dreams...a great book that all should buy!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Summer Read - Escape - Kate Cann 14 Aug 2003
By A Customer
"Escape" is a throughly enjoyable read! From the first word to the last I was hooked. Rowan is an extremely endearing character who young girls can relate to. I love the relationship she forms with "Iggy" the iguana it's so sweet and caring. Her adventure turns in to every girls dream, I won't give too much of the plot away but Rowan meets the boy of her dreams who leads her to "Paradise". From then on it's drama,passion,emotion,love,jealousy and FUN! All packed into this one fantasic Read! Escape is one of the few reads which really captures the thoughts and going on's in a teenagers life. When reading Escape I wanted to be where Rowan was it was all so perfect apart from the dramas she had to deal with, which made the story not too unimaginable if you know what I mean, which is a good thing. All in all Escape is well worth reading and i will defiantly read another Kate Cann book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Escape is seriously good! 7 April 2005
Last week i bought this book because the cover was nice and the blurb at the back sounded okay. I thougth that it would be a good book but at the end i would be a bit bored. Boy was i ever wrong! This book takes you through all the highs and lows of Rowan ( a nanny ) and Iggys ( a lizard )holiday as they embark on a trip 2 sunny San Francisco after leaving an evil woman called Sha, her child, Floss, and her husband who, pointedly tries to hit on Rowan. On the way to SF, they meet a boy called Landon who invites her to the country hotel he worked at the last year. We then experience the ups ( Landon ) and the lows ( Landon ) of the journey.
The reason i only gave this 4 stars was because until around halfway through the book all the author talks about is Rowan at her american familys house where she is looking after Floss. It only starts to get good when she meets Landon. A fit, handsome, cute and funny american guy. When she arrives at the hotel, Landon..... ( well you can read the book and find out what happens next.....)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a light witty and interesting read 29 July 2003
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Summary: Interesting, Witty, Adventurous,Fun
Reviewer: a reader from London
Board of her family bored of her life and board of England 17 year old rowan sets of on an adventure to the USA on a dream that turns out to be more of a nightmare when she find herself stuck with her new boss the psychotic Sha and her troubled child flossy. So she runs away with the neglected iguana Iggy and soon discovers it was the best decision she made so far.
I defiantly enjoyed this book, it is quite light reading it has and interesting and changing plot and the fact that you don’t know quite what rowan will do next makes it a real page turner. It well written and contains many emotions sometimes funny sometimes sad and sometime just plain desperate rowan battles through the problems she faces that are very different from the ones she faced at home.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another gem from Kate Cann 2 Aug 2004
By A Customer
I was thoroughly impressed by this book on first read, and countless reads on, I am STILL impressed by it!
I am a real Kate Cann fan. I have been reading her books from the age of about 14 yet I still enjoy them now aged 18. They still don't seem juvenile to me as they just aren't. They're not written in a condescending or childish manner, they're written for adults aswell as children.
The story is basically about how a young girl of 18 takes gap year work in america. There she discovers a lot about herself, and embarks on the adventure of her life with an iguana (aptly named 'iggy') in tow. Spice all this up with a crazy lady named Sha, kindness from the most unusual of places, and of course the obligatory lurve, and you end up with one hell of a good read.
Perfect summer stuff, I absolutely can't recommend it enough, and the rest of Kate Cann's books.
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