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Orca Soundings
Breaking Point
By (author): Lesley Choyce
9781459801288 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 / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories Nova Scotia Mar 01, 2012
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.25 x 7 x 0.3 in 128 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
 
CCBC Best Books starred selection 2012, Commended
Escape seemed like a good idea at the time. Now survival is all that matters.

Cameron has been in trouble with the law more than once for breaking and entering. After his latest conviction, he's sent to an outdoors program for young offenders rather than a standard juvenile detention facility. There he meets Brianna, a girl who has been caught selling drugs at her school. They bond quickly, and she convinces Cameron to steal two sea kayaks and head off with her into the wilderness of bays and coves of Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore. It's a fearless but ill-timed escape as a hurricane is about to pound the coast. They must use all their courage and newfound survival skills if they are going to make it back to shore alive. And Cameron suspects that Brianna may not be telling him the truth about her real plans.

Lesley Choyce, who has been teaching English and creative writing for over thirty years, is the author of more than ninety books of literary fiction, short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction and young adult novels. He has won the Dartmouth Book Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize and the Ann Connor Brimer Award. He has also been short-listed for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor, the White Pine Award, the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award, the Aurora Award from the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association and, most recently, the Governor General’s Literary Award. He lives in Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia.

"Choyce's writing style is clear and concise...The hi-low format—with its emphasis on plot, action, short chapters, and large font—assures that teens reading below grade level can easily follow the story's fast pace." - CM Magazine

"Students who are less independent or struggling readers will appreciate the language and length of this text...Recommended for school and public libraries who want to add a survival story to their hi-lo collection." - Resource Links

"A good adventure story. The writing is clear, and he doesn't drag out the adventure sections with too much description of actions and details." - Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group

"Fast-paced and well-written...Will appeal to many young and reluctant readers." - Tri State YA Book Review Committee

"This book has a realistic feel and is a quick, fun recommendation for reluctant readers." - Tacoma Public School District

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