Spin Out

From the Series Lorimer SideStreets

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

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.

Distributed in the U.S by Lerner Publishing Group

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Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre 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
Copyright 2021
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 160
Publication Date 2021-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS YAF018030, YAF037000, YAF012000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 600
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource


Kirkus Reviews

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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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 →