Jump the Cracks

I think I need to pay better attention to where I read about the books that make it onto mount TBR because I say "I read about this on some blog" way too often. But I read about Stacy DeKeyser's Jump the Cracks on a blog. What blog? I can't remember (but I am tempted to say Meg Cabot's blog...).

As it was the first book I read of 2009 I really wish I could say that I loved it. But I didn't. I've been trying to put my finger on what exactly it is that I didn't love about it.

Victoria is travelling by train to visit her father. Her parents are fairly recently divorced and she's going the 15yo rebellion-ish thing. While on the train she sees a young boy that appears to have been abused. When her father doesn't pick her up at Penn Station and it appears the boy has been abanonded Victoria jumps in to save him...and officially becomes a kidnapper.

I think it had lots of potential but somehow it just didn't work for me. Perhaps it was too short, too fast, too...something.  It had a little too much of a  "made for tv"plot about it. I did like that everything wasn't wrapped up with a little bow at the end.