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From the Series Lorimer SideStreets

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

If there’s one person Jacob is never going to be like, it’s his alcoholic father. But Jacob is brought face-to-face with his own addictions when his father ends up in the hospital. Certain that he can easily overcome his drug and alcohol abuse, Jacob discovers just how powerful dependency can be. A terrible tragedy takes Jacob to the breaking point where he will have to decide, once and for all, whether or not he is going to go through life wasted.

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Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2009
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 144
Publication Date 2016-09-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS YAF018060, YAF058080, YAF058220
Dewey FIC
Dimensions 4.25 x 7
Lexile 970
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 →