Alex and his mother left town in the middle of the night as they had so many times before. This time they were headed south. In the car, they talked about their new identities. Alex decided he would be a skateboarder this time.
Things weren’t always like this. Before Alex saw a brutal murder, before a man he put in jail wanted him dead, before he and his mother had to keep running to stay alive, life was normal.
Although many of the ideas in the book were far-fetched, Fakie had a fast-paced, suspenseful, and interesting plot. Combined with its short length (142 pages), I would recommend it to boys, especially reluctant readers.
Golden Sower Honor Book