Mutual Solvation #plotfinders #jezebel #finelines
UPDATE: Alice A.’s is This Stranger My Father, by Robert Hawks. Go Kendra!
You guys are YET AGAIN miraculous. I don’t even know who’s FTW. You’re all FTW. Nicole T.’s plotfinders have been answered as, respectively, Don’t You Dear Read This, Mrs. Dunphy and Invisible Lissa. YOU ARE AMAZING. However, poor Alice A. is still SOL. Anyone?
From Alice A.:
The book is about a teenage girl who lives with her father, and they suddenly have to go on the run because he’s been discovered by the police. It turns out that he sold secrets to the Russians when he was younger (possibly some secrets about a calculator?), and his partner was arrested while he escaped. The girl and her dad go on the run to escape the police (although now that I think about it, it might not be the police chasing them). I distinctly remember a scene where she cuts and dyes her hair in a public (or motel) bathroom. And I’m pretty sure the dad dies, and the book ends with her leaving the book (or her diary) in a bathroom or bus station so that her story would be told. I’ve had absolutely no luck googling this and have been thinking about it for years! Help!