From the Series Lorimer SideStreets
Ben Cheng used to live the good life—he had wealthy parents, lots of friends, and respect as an online gamer. But when his parents separate, Ben’s life changes entirely. He moves to a small apartment with his mom, his dad is out of the picture, and his new schoolmates start teasing him for his family’s fall from grace. All Ben has left is his virtual life, where he still reigns supreme as an online racing driver. But when Ben takes his mom’s car out for a joyride and gets caught, and uses his mom’s credit card without permission, his life starts to spin out.
|Interest Level||Grade 8 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult|
|Category||SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||160|
A solid, realistic reluctant reader title with an enticing video-game hook."—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Steven Sandor
Steven Sandor is an award-winning magazine editor, author and sports broadcaster. He has written five books in the Lorimer Sports Stories series, and two teen novels.
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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 →