Fight Back

From the Series Lorimer SideStreets

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

Tyler Josten has never caught a break. Abandoned by his mother, physically and emotionally abused by his father, he grows up with a wild temper, fighting anyone he sees as a bully—including the police. When he gets into trouble with the law, his grandmother gives up on him, and he is placed in foster care to wait for his court date.

The Conways welcome Tyler into the kind of home he never imagined, one full of comfort and compassion. When Wayne Conway starts teaching him how to box, Tyler’s uneasiness with people caring about him begins to disappear. With a controlled outlet for the violence instilled in him, Tyler starts taking responsibility for his life and his actions. But he still has to be able to trust other people—and himself.

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978-1-4594-0858-6
$9.95 $9.95
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 176
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS YAF058270, YAF058220, YAF058170
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 4.25 x 7
Lexile 770
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Teaching Guides

Author: Brent R. Sherrard

Brent R. Sherrard is the author of the Lorimer SideStreets novels Final Takedown and Wasted, both of which received commendations from the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. He and his wife live in Miramachi, New Brunswick.

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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 →