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Orca Soundings
Damage
By (author): Robin Stevenson
9781459803602 Paperback, Trade English Young Adult : Age (years) from 12, Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 8 - 12, Reading age from 12 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Runaways California Apr 01, 2013
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.25 x 7 x 0.32 in 136 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
 
CCBC Best Books 2013, Commended
What starts as a harmless road trip becomes a desperate search for the truth.

It's an ordinary nightmare of a family trip until Theo realizes that the beautiful girl beside the hotel pool is his childhood babysitter—and his first crush. Theo hasn't seen Ronnie for five years, but when she invites him to go with her—and her toddler son, Zach—on a road trip, he leaps at the opportunity to ditch his parents and head to Hollywood. They've only gone a few miles before Theo begins to regret his impulsive decision. Zach cries nonstop, and when they get pulled over by the police, Ronnie is clearly terrified. She says her ex-boyfriend is a cop and that he is looking for her. Theo wants to trust her, but he suspects she is hiding something. And when they reach Los Angeles and she disappears, leaving him to look after Zach, he needs to find out the truth—and decide where his loyalties lie.

Robin Stevenson is the author of more than twenty-five books for kids and teens, including The Summer We Saved the Bees and Pride Colors. The first edition of her nonfiction book Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community (2016) won a Stonewall Honor and was shortlisted for numerous other awards. Robin lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

"Even with the easy-to-read vocabulary and sentence structure, Stevenson has provided some insight into Theo's thinking...The quickly moving plot, the hint of mystery, and a likable character wrapped up in accessible text [make this a] good addition to the 'Orca Soundings' collection." - CM Magazine

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