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Orca Currents through March 2020: Short, high-interest novels for middle-school readers

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Orca Currents
Death Drop
By (author): Melanie Jackson
9781459811928 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories Vancouver Oct 25, 2016
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.25 x 7 x 0.37 in 144 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
A drop faster than gravity and a plot more twisted than twine.

On his way to baseball practice, Zeke lines up for Vancouver's newest thrill ride: Death Drop, an elevator that falls faster than gravity. The theme of the ride is based on the story of Persephone, who tumbled into the underworld. Zeke tumbles into a frightening situation himself after he discovers a little girl who is lost. He takes her to the Death Drop manager's office. But later, when he tries to find out what happened with her, the ride's staff say they never saw her! To find the missing girl, Zeke must navigate a devilish plot that includes Dante Gabriel Rossetti's famous painting Proserpine, a fiery drop into flames, and an angry coach.

A 2018 CCBC-TD Book Week author, Melanie Jackson has written several books for young readers in the Orca Currents series, including Tick Tock Terror, Medusa's Scream and Death Drop. Every spring Melanie teaches a mystery unit at a Vancouver secondary school. When not devising diabolical mysteries, she works for corporate clients as a contract writer/editor. Melanie lives in Vancouver.

Death Drop reads a lot like a good buddy movie with a teen audience in mind—an enjoyable read. Recommended." - CM Magazine

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