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Bad Business
By (author): Diane Dakers
9781459809697 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 / Business, Careers, Occupations North America Oct 06, 2015
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.25 x 7 x 0.31 in | 120 gr 128 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016, Commended
Lindy has been lying, and someone is making her pay.

Lindy has been working hard cleaning and doing odd jobs around the neighborhood to earn money for a trip to the Arctic. When Mrs. Naulty, an elderly client, mistakenly pays her a huge amount of money, Lindy keeps it to pay the early-bird rate for her trip. It’s only when a schoolmate learns what she did and starts blackmailing her that Lindy starts to suffer for her actions.

Diane Dakers has worked as a print and broadcast journalist since 1991, specializing in arts reporting and science journalism. Bad Business is her second book for Orca. Her first, Homecoming, was published in Fall 2014. Diane lives in Victoria, British Columbia. For more information, visit

"A fast-paced, high-interest read...What is great about this book is its relevant subject matter to which many kids can relate. Lindy comes across as a natural character who experiences the same things everyone else does: the extreme excitement over a trip, the gut-wrenching guilt over taking advantage of someone and the fear and anxiety that come with being bullied. These experiences and emotions all occur quickly as the book is a short read, but that doesn’t make the emotions any less real...The plot progresses very quickly which, in turn, makes the book a gripping and fast-paced read that is sure to hold the attention of readers." - CM Magazine

"Dakers explores several moral issues including elder abuse, theft and bullying...Readers will learn that 'doing the right thing' is not always easy!" - Resource Links

"This story has a plotline that many young adults can relate to as issues of honesty and true friendship emerge...An easy read which should appeal to reluctant readers and other teen readers. Recommended." - School Library Connection

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