Final Takedown

From the Series Lorimer SideStreets

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

For as long as they’ve been friends, Elias has been relying on his buddy Jordan. It’s Jordan’s mom who takes him in when his own mother is on an alcoholic binge; it’s Jordan who acts as the brother and role model that Elias doesn’t have. But now they’ve gone too far, and a schoolyard fight has landed them both in jail. The judge gives them a warning: Shape up, or face time in juvie. The clock is already ticking when Jordan gets his girlfriend pregnant and then comes up with a big time takedown that’ll set them both up for life. For Elias, it’s not worth the risk. But can he free himself of Jordan’s influence in time?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-55277-523-3
$9.95 $9.95
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2010
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS YAF058220, YAF058270, YAF058160
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 4.25 x 7
Lexile 710
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 →