From the Series Lorimer SideStreets
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.
|Interest Level||Grade 9 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult|
|Category||SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||176|
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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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 →