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Orca Soundings
Spiral
By (author): K.L. Denman
9781551439303 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 / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse North America Oct 01, 2008
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.25 x 7 x 0.25 in 128 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
 
CCBC Best Books 2010, Commended
Abbey just wants to feel better.

When fifteen-year-old Abby is seriously injured, her wounds go far deeper than her broken back. Rehabilitation therapy teaches her to cope with her new physical reality but once she's home with her family, she refuses to participate in life and withdraws into a world of drugs.

Abby's family discovers her addiction, and she is sent to a farm that specializes in Equine Assisted Therapy. She must still do battle with her cravings, but when she witnesses the connection between another young patient and a pony, she decides that if this girl can heal, she too can learn to be present in life again.

K.L. Denman has written many novels for youth, including the Orca Currents titles Destination Human and Agent Angus. Many of K.L.’s titles have been listed as Best Books of the Year, and Me, Myself and Ike was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary award. She lives in Delta, British Columbia.

"An excellent addition to Orca's high interest, low vocabulary "Soundings" series...a realistic and thoroughly gripping read. Highly recommended." - CM Magazine

"Highly recommended." - Tucson Unified School District

"Strongly recommended for school libraries...The emotional yet believable plot is deftly told with honesty and freshness. The focus on what is possible may cause some students to review their choices and set a new focus." - Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee

"Succeeds with a strong plot and suitably empathetic characters to attract a teen audience...Contains a surprisingly realistic and positive message about dealing with life's challenges." - Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group

"Surprisingly touching...captures something about the near-mystical quality of the connection between horses and people." - CBC Radio One - All Points West

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