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

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

  • Beth
    Sep 02, 2010

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

    Harrumph. My review vanished into thin air. Here's the shorter version: Exit Strategy is a somewhat frustrating and uneven read about a teenager working on his exit plan out of his hometown. That part is believable enough. Potter is good at capturing the feeling that your hometown w...

    I picked this up for $1 at the Friends of the Library book sale and was pleasantly surprised. It was an engaging glimpse into 3 summer months of Zach's life. The town he grew up in is dying, if not already dead, Zach wants nothing more than to escape and not become his moribund parents...

    I liked the story, and Zach's voice, but two things bothered me. 1: The romance was terrible. Actually, there really was no romance. There was absolutely no chemistry between Zach and Sarah. The only reason I saw that Zach liked her was because she was hot. That's really all he sai...

    Not a bad debut novel. The whole plot of this book is for him to leave Blaine but it never says if he does. ...

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  • Kricket
    May 24, 2010

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

  • Kimberly
    Mar 05, 2010

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

    Harrumph. My review vanished into thin air. Here's the shorter version: Exit Strategy is a somewhat frustrating and uneven read about a teenager working on his exit plan out of his hometown. That part is believable enough. Potter is good at capturing the feeling that your hometown w...

    I picked this up for $1 at the Friends of the Library book sale and was pleasantly surprised. It was an engaging glimpse into 3 summer months of Zach's life. The town he grew up in is dying, if not already dead, Zach wants nothing more than to escape and not become his moribund parents...

    I liked the story, and Zach's voice, but two things bothered me. 1: The romance was terrible. Actually, there really was no romance. There was absolutely no chemistry between Zach and Sarah. The only reason I saw that Zach liked her was because she was hot. That's really all he sai...

    Not a bad debut novel. The whole plot of this book is for him to leave Blaine but it never says if he does. ...

    Lexile: 790 ...

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  • Kalen
    Apr 04, 2010

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

    Harrumph. My review vanished into thin air. Here's the shorter version: Exit Strategy is a somewhat frustrating and uneven read about a teenager working on his exit plan out of his hometown. That part is believable enough. Potter is good at capturing the feeling that your hometown w...

  • Kari
    Mar 07, 2010

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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, ...

  • KayLee
    Sep 21, 2011

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

    Harrumph. My review vanished into thin air. Here's the shorter version: Exit Strategy is a somewhat frustrating and uneven read about a teenager working on his exit plan out of his hometown. That part is believable enough. Potter is good at capturing the feeling that your hometown w...

    I picked this up for $1 at the Friends of the Library book sale and was pleasantly surprised. It was an engaging glimpse into 3 summer months of Zach's life. The town he grew up in is dying, if not already dead, Zach wants nothing more than to escape and not become his moribund parents...

    I liked the story, and Zach's voice, but two things bothered me. 1: The romance was terrible. Actually, there really was no romance. There was absolutely no chemistry between Zach and Sarah. The only reason I saw that Zach liked her was because she was hot. That's really all he sai...

  • Eleni ( La Femme Readers )
    Feb 15, 2010

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

  • Kymi Heney
    Apr 20, 2012

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

    Harrumph. My review vanished into thin air. Here's the shorter version: Exit Strategy is a somewhat frustrating and uneven read about a teenager working on his exit plan out of his hometown. That part is believable enough. Potter is good at capturing the feeling that your hometown w...

    I picked this up for $1 at the Friends of the Library book sale and was pleasantly surprised. It was an engaging glimpse into 3 summer months of Zach's life. The town he grew up in is dying, if not already dead, Zach wants nothing more than to escape and not become his moribund parents...

    I liked the story, and Zach's voice, but two things bothered me. 1: The romance was terrible. Actually, there really was no romance. There was absolutely no chemistry between Zach and Sarah. The only reason I saw that Zach liked her was because she was hot. That's really all he sai...

    Not a bad debut novel. The whole plot of this book is for him to leave Blaine but it never says if he does. ...

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  • Rendrawan
    Apr 16, 2010

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

    Harrumph. My review vanished into thin air. Here's the shorter version: Exit Strategy is a somewhat frustrating and uneven read about a teenager working on his exit plan out of his hometown. That part is believable enough. Potter is good at capturing the feeling that your hometown w...

    I picked this up for $1 at the Friends of the Library book sale and was pleasantly surprised. It was an engaging glimpse into 3 summer months of Zach's life. The town he grew up in is dying, if not already dead, Zach wants nothing more than to escape and not become his moribund parents...

    I liked the story, and Zach's voice, but two things bothered me. 1: The romance was terrible. Actually, there really was no romance. There was absolutely no chemistry between Zach and Sarah. The only reason I saw that Zach liked her was because she was hot. That's really all he sai...

    Not a bad debut novel. The whole plot of this book is for him to leave Blaine but it never says if he does. ...

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  • Jenna
    May 08, 2011

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

    Harrumph. My review vanished into thin air. Here's the shorter version: Exit Strategy is a somewhat frustrating and uneven read about a teenager working on his exit plan out of his hometown. That part is believable enough. Potter is good at capturing the feeling that your hometown w...

    I picked this up for $1 at the Friends of the Library book sale and was pleasantly surprised. It was an engaging glimpse into 3 summer months of Zach's life. The town he grew up in is dying, if not already dead, Zach wants nothing more than to escape and not become his moribund parents...

    I liked the story, and Zach's voice, but two things bothered me. 1: The romance was terrible. Actually, there really was no romance. There was absolutely no chemistry between Zach and Sarah. The only reason I saw that Zach liked her was because she was hot. That's really all he sai...

    Not a bad debut novel. The whole plot of this book is for him to leave Blaine but it never says if he does. ...

    Lexile: 790 ...

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  • Stephanie Stearns
    Oct 12, 2011

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

    Harrumph. My review vanished into thin air. Here's the shorter version: Exit Strategy is a somewhat frustrating and uneven read about a teenager working on his exit plan out of his hometown. That part is believable enough. Potter is good at capturing the feeling that your hometown w...

    I picked this up for $1 at the Friends of the Library book sale and was pleasantly surprised. It was an engaging glimpse into 3 summer months of Zach's life. The town he grew up in is dying, if not already dead, Zach wants nothing more than to escape and not become his moribund parents...

    I liked the story, and Zach's voice, but two things bothered me. 1: The romance was terrible. Actually, there really was no romance. There was absolutely no chemistry between Zach and Sarah. The only reason I saw that Zach liked her was because she was hot. That's really all he sai...

    Not a bad debut novel. The whole plot of this book is for him to leave Blaine but it never says if he does. ...

    Lexile: 790 ...

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  • Austin
    Sep 06, 2011

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

    Harrumph. My review vanished into thin air. Here's the shorter version: Exit Strategy is a somewhat frustrating and uneven read about a teenager working on his exit plan out of his hometown. That part is believable enough. Potter is good at capturing the feeling that your hometown w...

    I picked this up for $1 at the Friends of the Library book sale and was pleasantly surprised. It was an engaging glimpse into 3 summer months of Zach's life. The town he grew up in is dying, if not already dead, Zach wants nothing more than to escape and not become his moribund parents...

    I liked the story, and Zach's voice, but two things bothered me. 1: The romance was terrible. Actually, there really was no romance. There was absolutely no chemistry between Zach and Sarah. The only reason I saw that Zach liked her was because she was hot. That's really all he sai...

    Not a bad debut novel. The whole plot of this book is for him to leave Blaine but it never says if he does. ...

  • Angela
    Jun 27, 2012

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

    Harrumph. My review vanished into thin air. Here's the shorter version: Exit Strategy is a somewhat frustrating and uneven read about a teenager working on his exit plan out of his hometown. That part is believable enough. Potter is good at capturing the feeling that your hometown w...

    I picked this up for $1 at the Friends of the Library book sale and was pleasantly surprised. It was an engaging glimpse into 3 summer months of Zach's life. The town he grew up in is dying, if not already dead, Zach wants nothing more than to escape and not become his moribund parents...

    I liked the story, and Zach's voice, but two things bothered me. 1: The romance was terrible. Actually, there really was no romance. There was absolutely no chemistry between Zach and Sarah. The only reason I saw that Zach liked her was because she was hot. That's really all he sai...

    Not a bad debut novel. The whole plot of this book is for him to leave Blaine but it never says if he does. ...

    Lexile: 790 ...

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  • V. Emily
    Nov 07, 2012

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

  • Hope Grover
    Jul 20, 2013

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

    Harrumph. My review vanished into thin air. Here's the shorter version: Exit Strategy is a somewhat frustrating and uneven read about a teenager working on his exit plan out of his hometown. That part is believable enough. Potter is good at capturing the feeling that your hometown w...

    I picked this up for $1 at the Friends of the Library book sale and was pleasantly surprised. It was an engaging glimpse into 3 summer months of Zach's life. The town he grew up in is dying, if not already dead, Zach wants nothing more than to escape and not become his moribund parents...

    I liked the story, and Zach's voice, but two things bothered me. 1: The romance was terrible. Actually, there really was no romance. There was absolutely no chemistry between Zach and Sarah. The only reason I saw that Zach liked her was because she was hot. That's really all he sai...

    Not a bad debut novel. The whole plot of this book is for him to leave Blaine but it never says if he does. ...

    Lexile: 790 ...

  • Alex
    Dec 28, 2014

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

    Harrumph. My review vanished into thin air. Here's the shorter version: Exit Strategy is a somewhat frustrating and uneven read about a teenager working on his exit plan out of his hometown. That part is believable enough. Potter is good at capturing the feeling that your hometown w...

    I picked this up for $1 at the Friends of the Library book sale and was pleasantly surprised. It was an engaging glimpse into 3 summer months of Zach's life. The town he grew up in is dying, if not already dead, Zach wants nothing more than to escape and not become his moribund parents...

    I liked the story, and Zach's voice, but two things bothered me. 1: The romance was terrible. Actually, there really was no romance. There was absolutely no chemistry between Zach and Sarah. The only reason I saw that Zach liked her was because she was hot. That's really all he sai...

    Not a bad debut novel. The whole plot of this book is for him to leave Blaine but it never says if he does. ...

    Lexile: 790 ...

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  • Aina
    Jan 15, 2014

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

    Harrumph. My review vanished into thin air. Here's the shorter version: Exit Strategy is a somewhat frustrating and uneven read about a teenager working on his exit plan out of his hometown. That part is believable enough. Potter is good at capturing the feeling that your hometown w...

    I picked this up for $1 at the Friends of the Library book sale and was pleasantly surprised. It was an engaging glimpse into 3 summer months of Zach's life. The town he grew up in is dying, if not already dead, Zach wants nothing more than to escape and not become his moribund parents...

    I liked the story, and Zach's voice, but two things bothered me. 1: The romance was terrible. Actually, there really was no romance. There was absolutely no chemistry between Zach and Sarah. The only reason I saw that Zach liked her was because she was hot. That's really all he sai...

    Not a bad debut novel. The whole plot of this book is for him to leave Blaine but it never says if he does. ...

    Lexile: 790 ...

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  • Indanthrene
    Oct 05, 2015

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

    Harrumph. My review vanished into thin air. Here's the shorter version: Exit Strategy is a somewhat frustrating and uneven read about a teenager working on his exit plan out of his hometown. That part is believable enough. Potter is good at capturing the feeling that your hometown w...

    I picked this up for $1 at the Friends of the Library book sale and was pleasantly surprised. It was an engaging glimpse into 3 summer months of Zach's life. The town he grew up in is dying, if not already dead, Zach wants nothing more than to escape and not become his moribund parents...

    I liked the story, and Zach's voice, but two things bothered me. 1: The romance was terrible. Actually, there really was no romance. There was absolutely no chemistry between Zach and Sarah. The only reason I saw that Zach liked her was because she was hot. That's really all he sai...

    Not a bad debut novel. The whole plot of this book is for him to leave Blaine but it never says if he does. ...

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  • Ninette
    Dec 29, 2014

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

    Harrumph. My review vanished into thin air. Here's the shorter version: Exit Strategy is a somewhat frustrating and uneven read about a teenager working on his exit plan out of his hometown. That part is believable enough. Potter is good at capturing the feeling that your hometown w...

    I picked this up for $1 at the Friends of the Library book sale and was pleasantly surprised. It was an engaging glimpse into 3 summer months of Zach's life. The town he grew up in is dying, if not already dead, Zach wants nothing more than to escape and not become his moribund parents...

    I liked the story, and Zach's voice, but two things bothered me. 1: The romance was terrible. Actually, there really was no romance. There was absolutely no chemistry between Zach and Sarah. The only reason I saw that Zach liked her was because she was hot. That's really all he sai...

    Not a bad debut novel. The whole plot of this book is for him to leave Blaine but it never says if he does. ...

    Lexile: 790 ...

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  • Zachary Harless
    Jun 21, 2015

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

    Harrumph. My review vanished into thin air. Here's the shorter version: Exit Strategy is a somewhat frustrating and uneven read about a teenager working on his exit plan out of his hometown. That part is believable enough. Potter is good at capturing the feeling that your hometown w...

    I picked this up for $1 at the Friends of the Library book sale and was pleasantly surprised. It was an engaging glimpse into 3 summer months of Zach's life. The town he grew up in is dying, if not already dead, Zach wants nothing more than to escape and not become his moribund parents...

    I liked the story, and Zach's voice, but two things bothered me. 1: The romance was terrible. Actually, there really was no romance. There was absolutely no chemistry between Zach and Sarah. The only reason I saw that Zach liked her was because she was hot. That's really all he sai...

    Not a bad debut novel. The whole plot of this book is for him to leave Blaine but it never says if he does. ...

    Lexile: 790 ...

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  • Nick Schroeder
    Aug 28, 2015

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

  • Nick McFarland
    Jan 06, 2016

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

    Harrumph. My review vanished into thin air. Here's the shorter version: Exit Strategy is a somewhat frustrating and uneven read about a teenager working on his exit plan out of his hometown. That part is believable enough. Potter is good at capturing the feeling that your hometown w...

    I picked this up for $1 at the Friends of the Library book sale and was pleasantly surprised. It was an engaging glimpse into 3 summer months of Zach's life. The town he grew up in is dying, if not already dead, Zach wants nothing more than to escape and not become his moribund parents...

    I liked the story, and Zach's voice, but two things bothered me. 1: The romance was terrible. Actually, there really was no romance. There was absolutely no chemistry between Zach and Sarah. The only reason I saw that Zach liked her was because she was hot. That's really all he sai...

    Not a bad debut novel. The whole plot of this book is for him to leave Blaine but it never says if he does. ...

    Lexile: 790 ...

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  • Brett Bonebrake
    Mar 04, 2018

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

  • Tom
    Jan 22, 2018

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

    Harrumph. My review vanished into thin air. Here's the shorter version: Exit Strategy is a somewhat frustrating and uneven read about a teenager working on his exit plan out of his hometown. That part is believable enough. Potter is good at capturing the feeling that your hometown w...

    I picked this up for $1 at the Friends of the Library book sale and was pleasantly surprised. It was an engaging glimpse into 3 summer months of Zach's life. The town he grew up in is dying, if not already dead, Zach wants nothing more than to escape and not become his moribund parents...

    I liked the story, and Zach's voice, but two things bothered me. 1: The romance was terrible. Actually, there really was no romance. There was absolutely no chemistry between Zach and Sarah. The only reason I saw that Zach liked her was because she was hot. That's really all he sai...

    Not a bad debut novel. The whole plot of this book is for him to leave Blaine but it never says if he does. ...

    Lexile: 790 ...

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  • 10thumbs
    May 25, 2011

    "Exit Strategy" is a novel about a 17-year-old boy, Zach Ramsey, who longs for his exit out of his hometown, Blaine. Zach just finished his junior year of high school and we read about his experiences throughout that summer. Zach faces many problems throughout this summer. For example,...

    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...

    Harrumph. My review vanished into thin air. Here's the shorter version: Exit Strategy is a somewhat frustrating and uneven read about a teenager working on his exit plan out of his hometown. That part is believable enough. Potter is good at capturing the feeling that your hometown w...

    I picked this up for $1 at the Friends of the Library book sale and was pleasantly surprised. It was an engaging glimpse into 3 summer months of Zach's life. The town he grew up in is dying, if not already dead, Zach wants nothing more than to escape and not become his moribund parents...