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Secrets of the Shopping Mall

by Richard Peck

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I read this book back when I was an early teen & loved it. I still read it again from time to time. Probably not easy to find anymore but worth looking for if you enjoy YA books. This is a book that will stay in my rotation. It's been over 5 years since my last read (it was in my attic) so I will have to update again after my next read! ( )
  aahickman | Aug 28, 2013 |
Teased and harassed eighth graders Barnie and Teresa flee the city and end up at a suburban shopping mall, complete with giant end department store. It seems like a pretty good place to hide out, until...well, I can't reveal the secrets of the shopping mall. Crazy Richard Peck touch on the ending. ( )
  BrownDeer32 | Apr 6, 2012 |
almost as good as when I was a kid ( )
  gerleliz | Oct 24, 2008 |
probably my favorite book. Ever. ( )
  lochinvar | Aug 16, 2006 |
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Trying to escape the vicious King Kobra gang and  troubled life at home, eighth graders Barnie and  Teresa flee the city. With only four dollars  between them, they hop a bus, hoping to find a new life  at the end of the line. Destination: Paradise  Park. But Paradise Park turns out to be a  cement-covered suburban shopping mall--not quite the paradise  they had hoped for.



With no money  and no home to retum to, they are forced to stay.  And paradise park takes them in--in more ways than  one. Barnie and Teresa spend their days and nights  in the climate-controlled consumer paradise of a  large department store. And just when they think  they can live there unnoticed forever, Teresa and  Barnie find that even Paradise Park has its secrets.  Even in the dead of night, they are far from  alone....

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Two eighth-grade loners decide to take up residence in a department store. Little do they know that theirs is not an original idea.

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