Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy

Looming above Zach Ramsey's hometown of Blaine are the smokestacks of the truck assembly plant, the greasy lifeblood of this Detroit suburb. Surrounded by drunks, broken marriages, and factory rats living in fear of the pink slip, Zach is getting the hell out of town after graduation. But first, he's going to enjoy the summer before senior year. Getting smashed with his bes Looming above Zach Ramsey's hometown of Blaine are the smokestacks of the truck assembly plant, the greasy lifeblood ...

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Title:Exit Strategy
Author:Ryan Potter
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:0738715735
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:303 pages pages

Exit Strategy Reviews

  • Jan
    Jan 12, 2011

    The basic plot idea behind this book is certainly interesting and not one I expected from reading the summary. From the start, this book had me hooked from the narrative voice, the somewhat cryptic first chapter, and the colorful cast of characters. Potter defines his characters and ...

    Exit Strategy is a realistic, unique, and totally awesome debut novel. Onto the story, Exit Strategy is really Zach's coming of age story, mixed in with a lot of scandal, secrets, and a bit of romance. It all starts with what seems like an easy enough task for Zach to complete, and ...

    3.5 stars I picked this off the shelf of my school library while I was waiting for my parents, and I was immediately intrigued. I checked it out, kept reading, and was even more interested by the page. However -- and especially in the last third or fourth of the book -- I began to di...

    4.5 Stars - Exit Strategy was far from many things I?ve read before. I seem to be saying that often these days. The characters and story were written from the view point of our main character Zach ? a 17 year old boy who wants more from his life then what?s happening around him, ...

    Zach Ramsey is just a high school student from a small town in Michigan. He is getting ready to enter his senior year of high school; however, the summer before his senior year was quite an adventure for him and everyone close to him. Throughout the story, Zach talks about all the prob...

    The best part of this contemporary problem novel is the freshness and authenticity of the writing. I really felt that this author knows the world of adolescent boys and I loved how he incorporated social commentary into the story (terrible economy, drug use) without making it too didac...

  • Kricket
    May 24, 2010

    The basic plot idea behind this book is certainly interesting and not one I expected from reading the summary. From the start, this book had me hooked from the narrative voice, the somewhat cryptic first chapter, and the colorful cast of characters. Potter defines his characters and ...

    Exit Strategy is a realistic, unique, and totally awesome debut novel. Onto the story, Exit Strategy is really Zach's coming of age story, mixed in with a lot of scandal, secrets, and a bit of romance. It all starts with what seems like an easy enough task for Zach to complete, and ...

    3.5 stars I picked this off the shelf of my school library while I was waiting for my parents, and I was immediately intrigued. I checked it out, kept reading, and was even more interested by the page. However -- and especially in the last third or fourth of the book -- I began to di...

    4.5 Stars - Exit Strategy was far from many things I?ve read before. I seem to be saying that often these days. The characters and story were written from the view point of our main character Zach ? a 17 year old boy who wants more from his life then what?s happening around him, ...

    Zach Ramsey is just a high school student from a small town in Michigan. He is getting ready to enter his senior year of high school; however, the summer before his senior year was quite an adventure for him and everyone close to him. Throughout the story, Zach talks about all the prob...

    The best part of this contemporary problem novel is the freshness and authenticity of the writing. I really felt that this author knows the world of adolescent boys and I loved how he incorporated social commentary into the story (terrible economy, drug use) without making it too didac...

    The thing about books with an intended YA audience is that you have to enjoy them a little bit differently if you're an adult. A book can work for a teenager, but might not work at all for an adult. The thing about all books, no matter the intended audience, is that they should have at...

    Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Exit Strategy is a YA book like no other. The well-developed characters and unique plot formulated a memorable story. The main character Zach, lived in Blaine, a small Detroit suburb with no opportunities. The epitome of success was working in the truck assembly...

    liked: -michigan, detroit area setting! granted, i would have liked it even more if zach had gone to the DIA and absorbed some rich detroit area culture...but we take what we can get in detroit. it is just so refreshing to read some teen lit that doesn't take place in NYC. NEWSFLASH: ...

  • Vicki
    Nov 07, 2010

    The basic plot idea behind this book is certainly interesting and not one I expected from reading the summary. From the start, this book had me hooked from the narrative voice, the somewhat cryptic first chapter, and the colorful cast of characters. Potter defines his characters and ...

    Exit Strategy is a realistic, unique, and totally awesome debut novel. Onto the story, Exit Strategy is really Zach's coming of age story, mixed in with a lot of scandal, secrets, and a bit of romance. It all starts with what seems like an easy enough task for Zach to complete, and ...

    3.5 stars I picked this off the shelf of my school library while I was waiting for my parents, and I was immediately intrigued. I checked it out, kept reading, and was even more interested by the page. However -- and especially in the last third or fourth of the book -- I began to di...

    4.5 Stars - Exit Strategy was far from many things I?ve read before. I seem to be saying that often these days. The characters and story were written from the view point of our main character Zach ? a 17 year old boy who wants more from his life then what?s happening around him, ...

    Zach Ramsey is just a high school student from a small town in Michigan. He is getting ready to enter his senior year of high school; however, the summer before his senior year was quite an adventure for him and everyone close to him. Throughout the story, Zach talks about all the prob...

    The best part of this contemporary problem novel is the freshness and authenticity of the writing. I really felt that this author knows the world of adolescent boys and I loved how he incorporated social commentary into the story (terrible economy, drug use) without making it too didac...

    The thing about books with an intended YA audience is that you have to enjoy them a little bit differently if you're an adult. A book can work for a teenager, but might not work at all for an adult. The thing about all books, no matter the intended audience, is that they should have at...

  • Kari
    Mar 07, 2010

    The basic plot idea behind this book is certainly interesting and not one I expected from reading the summary. From the start, this book had me hooked from the narrative voice, the somewhat cryptic first chapter, and the colorful cast of characters. Potter defines his characters and ...

  • Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
    Dec 04, 2009

    The basic plot idea behind this book is certainly interesting and not one I expected from reading the summary. From the start, this book had me hooked from the narrative voice, the somewhat cryptic first chapter, and the colorful cast of characters. Potter defines his characters and ...

    Exit Strategy is a realistic, unique, and totally awesome debut novel. Onto the story, Exit Strategy is really Zach's coming of age story, mixed in with a lot of scandal, secrets, and a bit of romance. It all starts with what seems like an easy enough task for Zach to complete, and ...

    3.5 stars I picked this off the shelf of my school library while I was waiting for my parents, and I was immediately intrigued. I checked it out, kept reading, and was even more interested by the page. However -- and especially in the last third or fourth of the book -- I began to di...

    4.5 Stars - Exit Strategy was far from many things I?ve read before. I seem to be saying that often these days. The characters and story were written from the view point of our main character Zach ? a 17 year old boy who wants more from his life then what?s happening around him, ...

  • Eleni ( La Femme Readers )
    Feb 15, 2010

    The basic plot idea behind this book is certainly interesting and not one I expected from reading the summary. From the start, this book had me hooked from the narrative voice, the somewhat cryptic first chapter, and the colorful cast of characters. Potter defines his characters and ...

    Exit Strategy is a realistic, unique, and totally awesome debut novel. Onto the story, Exit Strategy is really Zach's coming of age story, mixed in with a lot of scandal, secrets, and a bit of romance. It all starts with what seems like an easy enough task for Zach to complete, and ...

    3.5 stars I picked this off the shelf of my school library while I was waiting for my parents, and I was immediately intrigued. I checked it out, kept reading, and was even more interested by the page. However -- and especially in the last third or fourth of the book -- I began to di...

    4.5 Stars - Exit Strategy was far from many things I?ve read before. I seem to be saying that often these days. The characters and story were written from the view point of our main character Zach ? a 17 year old boy who wants more from his life then what?s happening around him, ...

    Zach Ramsey is just a high school student from a small town in Michigan. He is getting ready to enter his senior year of high school; however, the summer before his senior year was quite an adventure for him and everyone close to him. Throughout the story, Zach talks about all the prob...

    The best part of this contemporary problem novel is the freshness and authenticity of the writing. I really felt that this author knows the world of adolescent boys and I loved how he incorporated social commentary into the story (terrible economy, drug use) without making it too didac...

    The thing about books with an intended YA audience is that you have to enjoy them a little bit differently if you're an adult. A book can work for a teenager, but might not work at all for an adult. The thing about all books, no matter the intended audience, is that they should have at...

    Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Exit Strategy is a YA book like no other. The well-developed characters and unique plot formulated a memorable story. The main character Zach, lived in Blaine, a small Detroit suburb with no opportunities. The epitome of success was working in the truck assembly...

  • Leann
    Mar 12, 2010

    The basic plot idea behind this book is certainly interesting and not one I expected from reading the summary. From the start, this book had me hooked from the narrative voice, the somewhat cryptic first chapter, and the colorful cast of characters. Potter defines his characters and ...

    Exit Strategy is a realistic, unique, and totally awesome debut novel. Onto the story, Exit Strategy is really Zach's coming of age story, mixed in with a lot of scandal, secrets, and a bit of romance. It all starts with what seems like an easy enough task for Zach to complete, and ...

  • Kyle Jean-pierre
    Dec 28, 2009

    The basic plot idea behind this book is certainly interesting and not one I expected from reading the summary. From the start, this book had me hooked from the narrative voice, the somewhat cryptic first chapter, and the colorful cast of characters. Potter defines his characters and ...

    Exit Strategy is a realistic, unique, and totally awesome debut novel. Onto the story, Exit Strategy is really Zach's coming of age story, mixed in with a lot of scandal, secrets, and a bit of romance. It all starts with what seems like an easy enough task for Zach to complete, and ...

    3.5 stars I picked this off the shelf of my school library while I was waiting for my parents, and I was immediately intrigued. I checked it out, kept reading, and was even more interested by the page. However -- and especially in the last third or fourth of the book -- I began to di...

    4.5 Stars - Exit Strategy was far from many things I?ve read before. I seem to be saying that often these days. The characters and story were written from the view point of our main character Zach ? a 17 year old boy who wants more from his life then what?s happening around him, ...

    Zach Ramsey is just a high school student from a small town in Michigan. He is getting ready to enter his senior year of high school; however, the summer before his senior year was quite an adventure for him and everyone close to him. Throughout the story, Zach talks about all the prob...

    The best part of this contemporary problem novel is the freshness and authenticity of the writing. I really felt that this author knows the world of adolescent boys and I loved how he incorporated social commentary into the story (terrible economy, drug use) without making it too didac...

    The thing about books with an intended YA audience is that you have to enjoy them a little bit differently if you're an adult. A book can work for a teenager, but might not work at all for an adult. The thing about all books, no matter the intended audience, is that they should have at...

    Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Exit Strategy is a YA book like no other. The well-developed characters and unique plot formulated a memorable story. The main character Zach, lived in Blaine, a small Detroit suburb with no opportunities. The epitome of success was working in the truck assembly...

    liked: -michigan, detroit area setting! granted, i would have liked it even more if zach had gone to the DIA and absorbed some rich detroit area culture...but we take what we can get in detroit. it is just so refreshing to read some teen lit that doesn't take place in NYC. NEWSFLASH: ...

    This is a wonderful book. It was a great read for me. The read was especially highlighted because it comes in the midst of my high school experience. Not only did I see the story-line and overall plot as inventive and creative with a refreshing originality the writing style of the aut...

  • V. Emily
    Nov 07, 2012

    The basic plot idea behind this book is certainly interesting and not one I expected from reading the summary. From the start, this book had me hooked from the narrative voice, the somewhat cryptic first chapter, and the colorful cast of characters. Potter defines his characters and ...

    Exit Strategy is a realistic, unique, and totally awesome debut novel. Onto the story, Exit Strategy is really Zach's coming of age story, mixed in with a lot of scandal, secrets, and a bit of romance. It all starts with what seems like an easy enough task for Zach to complete, and ...

    3.5 stars I picked this off the shelf of my school library while I was waiting for my parents, and I was immediately intrigued. I checked it out, kept reading, and was even more interested by the page. However -- and especially in the last third or fourth of the book -- I began to di...

  • Nick Schroeder
    Aug 28, 2015

    The basic plot idea behind this book is certainly interesting and not one I expected from reading the summary. From the start, this book had me hooked from the narrative voice, the somewhat cryptic first chapter, and the colorful cast of characters. Potter defines his characters and ...

    Exit Strategy is a realistic, unique, and totally awesome debut novel. Onto the story, Exit Strategy is really Zach's coming of age story, mixed in with a lot of scandal, secrets, and a bit of romance. It all starts with what seems like an easy enough task for Zach to complete, and ...

    3.5 stars I picked this off the shelf of my school library while I was waiting for my parents, and I was immediately intrigued. I checked it out, kept reading, and was even more interested by the page. However -- and especially in the last third or fourth of the book -- I began to di...

    4.5 Stars - Exit Strategy was far from many things I?ve read before. I seem to be saying that often these days. The characters and story were written from the view point of our main character Zach ? a 17 year old boy who wants more from his life then what?s happening around him, ...

    Zach Ramsey is just a high school student from a small town in Michigan. He is getting ready to enter his senior year of high school; however, the summer before his senior year was quite an adventure for him and everyone close to him. Throughout the story, Zach talks about all the prob...