Off Limits

From the Series Lorimer SideStreets

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

Fifteen-year-old Birmingham has a hot girlfriend who wants to “do it” anytime, anywhere. But to his (and his best friend’s) surprise, it just leaves him feeling hollow, and he finds himself longing for something more. Then his school hires a substitute music teacher, and Birm feels an instant connection with her. They both share a deep love for music—and she seems to have feelings for him too. They begin meeting outside of school hours until, one day, Birmingham’s girlfriend catches him in a lie. Jealous and angry, she tells anyone who will listen that he is having an affair with the teacher. Birmingham is forced to defend himself in a formal inquiry, while he wonders whether he’s the one who has done something wrong.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-45940-082-5
$9.95 $9.95
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 152
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS YAF058240, YAF058260, YAF058040
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 4.25 x 7
Lexile 650
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Teaching Guides

Author: Robert Rayner

Robert Rayner lives in New Brunswick. His books have been nominated for the Ann Connor Brimer Award and the Hackmatack Award and have also been named Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice selections.

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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 →