From the Series Lorimer SideStreets
As far as Mary, a.k.a. Meringue, can tell, the only good thing about moving from Vancouver to Red Deer following her parents’ divorce is that she was able to get a head-start on earning her Learner’s Permit. Now she’s sixteen, she can drive on her own. When her friend Jeff asks her to cover his pizza route, Meringue jumps at the chance to cruise around town on her mother’s scooter. Little does she know that Jeff has been using his father’s pizza shop as a cover-up for his small-scale drug deals. By the time Meringue figures out what’s going on, a bigger drug dealer is moving in on Jeff’s business—and on her. Meringue is scared. How can she get herself out without snitching?
|Interest Level||Grade 9 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||High/Low, Young Adult|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||232|
Author: Jodi Lundgren
Jodi Lundgren has backpacked trails around the world. She teaches English and Creative Writing at Camosun College. She is the author of the SideStreets novel Blow.
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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 →