A Terrible Secret

From the Series Lorimer SideStreets

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

On the only morning of the year that Maggie Alexander sat down to breakfast with her mother, her father and her brother, she wanted to run away. Run away from her house, from her family, from Montreal, everything.

A year ago today, Maggie’s younger brother was struck and killed in a hit-and-run. To make matters worse she’s starting a new year at school and her friend Chloe is acting very strangely. But worst of all, Maggie has a secret—a secret she can’t tell anyone, and that threatens to tear her life, and her family’s lives, apart.

Set against the gritty background of inner-city Montreal, A Terrible Secret is suspenseful story about a young woman who can’t escape her past.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-55028-704-2
$9.95 $9.95
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2000
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS YAF058050, YAF058110, YAF058210
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 4.25 x 7
Lexile 840
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Teaching Guides

Author: Ginette Anfousse

Ginette Anfousse, a native of Montreal, is the author of more than twelve books for Children and Young Adults. She is also the recipient of many awards.

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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 →