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Orca Soundings
No Problem
By (author): Dayle Campbell Gaetz
9781551432311 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 Jan 01, 2003
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.25 x 7 x 0.25 in 128 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
 
CCBC Our Choice 2004, Commended PSLA Top Forty 2003, Short-listed
Curt's dreams are going up in flames.

Curt seems to have it all--a girlfriend, friends, a good summer job and a guaranteed position on the baseball team with the promise of a professional career. Then, one misstep causes his world to unravel and his life to plummet into the depths of depression and addiction. A bleak yet ultimately hopeful story about one teen's struggle with the pressures of growing up, fitting in and getting by.

Dayle Campbell Gaetz has worked as a creative-writing instructor, book editor and columnist but now devotes her time to her own writing. Gaetz is the author of over twenty books for young people and adults. Gaetz grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, and now lives in Campbell River. For more information, visit www.daylegaetz.com.

"'No problem' is the mantra of all addicts, and this novel shows just how insidious that denial can be...It provides that elusive 'high-interest/low level' book to recommend to students who believe 'reading sucks' because they have a hard time reading and have never finished a book. I think that they'll stick with this one. Highly recommended." - CM Magazine

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