• Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Sixteen-year-old Josh is no stranger to gang life.

His dad, the leader of the Warriors, a gang on their reservation, is in jail, and Josh’s older brother has taken charge.

Josh’s mom has made it clear the Warriors and their violence aren’t welcome in her home—Josh’s dad and brother included. She wants Josh to focus on graduating high school. Josh is unsure whether gang life is for him—that is until gang violence arrives on his doorstep.

Turning to the Warriors, Josh, now known as “Creeboy,” starts down the path to becoming a full gang member—cutting himself off from his friends, family, and community outside the gang.

It’s harder than ever for Creeboy to envision a different future for himself. Will anything change his mind?

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Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre High/Low, Young Adult
Category Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity
Copyright 2022
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 200
Publication Date 2022-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS YAF046010, YAF058270, YAF018000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
Lexile 590
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed

Author: Teresa Wouters

Teresa Wouters is a Métis teacher, musician, actress, TV personality, public speaker, and writer. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies, a Bachelor of Education, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Teresa lives in Grande Prairie, Alberta.


School Library Journal

“…[T]he resentment and redemption narrative is strong and the action consistent. Recommended.”—School Library Journal