Shot in the Dark

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Eighth-grader Micah is psyched to have made the BC junior goalball team—even though he gets the news while dealing with a flare-up of his degenerative eye condition. What he’s not happy about is his parents’ decision to get him a guide dog, and the possibility of losing his independence.

When Liam, a new, first-rate player, joins the goalball team, Micah’s frustration with his vision spills onto the court. He is rude to Liam and starts a fight with another teammate, Sebastian, after practice. It’s only with the help of Cam, his Orientation and Mobility Specialist, that Micah starts to get a handle on his aggression and trust people enough to communicate how he feels. But with the team’s big junior tournament in Richmond, B.C., quickly approaching, Micah has to reconcile his differences with Liam and Sebastian—both on and off the court—to become a real team player and help his team win the championship.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-45940-850-0
$9.95 $9.95
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, High/Low
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 136
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS JUV015020, JUV032000, JUV039150
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 590
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Teaching Guides

Author: Janet M. Whyte

Janet M. Whyte, a former horseback rider, now works as a library technician at Langara College in Vancouver. She is the author of three books, Charlie and Charlie on Tour, and Mr. Bert's Story Time.

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Lorimer Sports Stories

Realistic, action-packed sports stories for reluctant middle-grade readers. Each book covers a contemporary theme—like bullying, friendship or prejudice—set against the backdrop of a specific sport. Books feature both boy and girl characters in grades 6 to 9, many from diverse… View available downloads →