Cutter Boy

From the Series Lorimer SideStreets

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Bullied at school and ignored at home, Travis has a secret: cutting himself with a razor blade is the only thing that lets him control the pain in his life and find some peace. When he becomes friends with Chyvonne he doesn’t know how to get close to her without revealing his secret and making himself even more vulnerable. Spending time with Chyvonne spurs Travis to try to discover why his mother can’t seem to face his very existence. It’s only when he learns about the art form of paper cutting that he realizes there might be other ways to make himself feel adrenaline-fueled and in control.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-45941-098-5
$27.99 $20.99
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 176
Publication Date 2016-08-01
BISACS YAF018060, YAF058020, YAF058230
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 640
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Cristy Watson

Cristy Watson is the award-winning author of novels including Benched, Living Rough, On Cue and Cutter Boy. She lives near the beach in British Columbia.

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Lorimer SideStreets

Edgy high/low fiction for teen reluctant readers. Each SideStreets novel deals with real-world issues and features contemporary teen characters, many from diverse backgrounds. Male and female characters face serious issues today’s teens can relate to, such as… View available downloads →