Dark Side

From the Series Lorimer SideStreets

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

Emerson Yeung seems to have every reason to be happy—he gets good grades, has some friends and has a part-time job. But his parents’ pressure to be the perfect son and his father’s physical abuse have made him depressed. When his phone is stolen and used to post racist threats online, Emerson gets suspended from school and is investigated by the police. Not seeing any way out of his situation, he plans to commit suicide. But Emerson manages to find help and to gain the strength he needs to deal with his life.

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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 2017-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS YAF058170, YAF014000, YAF058060
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 610
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: John Choi

John Choi lives in Toronto where he has worked as a child and youth mental health professional for more than twenty years. Dark Side is his first novel.

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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 →