Beyond Crazy

From the Series Lorimer SideStreets

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Being in a band is Stelle’s salvation. It is her escape from the chaotic clutter at home and her mother’s depression. Even though she is able to lose herself for a few hours, pounding away on the drums in the basement of her dad’s new house, as soon as she leaves, it’s as if the world is going crazy all around her: one bandmate’s parents refuse to acknowledge their son is gay; her band’s only potential lead singer dresses like a vampire; and even her best friend, Lu, with the “perfect family,” has been on edge lately.

But it’s the strange, confused conversations that Stelle has with her grandmother in the nursing home that hold the key to unlocking the unhappiness at the heart of her family.

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978-1-4594-0718-3
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Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 184
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS YAF018000, YAF058110
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 4.25 x 7
Lexile 650
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Teaching Guides

Author: Deb Loughead

Deb Loughead is a Toronto author, poet, and workshop leader who has been writing since she learned how to read. She is also the award-winning author of over twenty-five books for young people.

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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 →