Runner

From the Series Lorimer SideStreets

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Kyle never expected to see Calgary’s hard side—its seedy neighborhoods marked with trash-filled lots, abandoned buildings, abandoned lives. But when his 14-year-old sister Meghan runs away from home, he knows he has to track her down.

Soon Kyle discovers a dark world of after-hours clubs, desperate street kids, drugs and violence. As he gradually uncovers clues about Meghan’s whereabouts, he realizes that she is in grave danger and his search becomes an urgent race against time. Kyle is willing to do what it takes to save Meghan—but will it be enough?

Set against the gritty world of Calgary’s inner-city, Runner is a suspenseful story of a brother’s love for his troubled sister.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-55028-674-8
$9.95 $9.95
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 1999
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 160
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS YAF058210, YAF058130, YAF018070
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 4.25 x 7
Lexile 740
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Teaching Guides

Author: Peter McPhee

Peter McPhee, a Southern Alberta-based writer, was for many years an editor and film critic for the Winnipeg Sun. He has written several books for both children and young adults.

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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 →