Over the Tracks

From the Series Suspended

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

For most of Lucy’s life, it’s just been her and her mom, and Lucy’s been okay with that. But when a serious illness strikes Lucy’s mother, Lucy has to grow up faster than she expected. As the illness gets worse and money gets tighter, even a school trip—which Lucy hoped would give her a break from home—seems out of reach.

Out of frustration and desperation, Lucy starts selling her mom’s medical marijuana. But she’s not exactly an experienced dealer. And when Lucy gets busted, she has some serious explaining to do—to school authorities, to the police, and to her mom.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Number of Pages 96
Publication Date 2015-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS YAF058260, YAF058080, YAF058130
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7
Lexile 580
ATOS Reading Level 4.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 178293
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews

Author: Heather Duffy Stone

Heather Duffy Stone is a writer and school counselor living in Accra, Ghana. She is the author of Fighter's Alley, a book in the Darby Creek Bareknuckle series.



“This tightly-crafted . . . highly engaging series deserves shelf space in classrooms, as well as school and public libraries, and would make a great gift for that special reluctant reader.”—starred, VOYA