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Under Threat
By (author): Robin Stevenson
Robin Stevenson

Imprint:

Orca Book Publishers - Victoria

ISBN:

9781459811317

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

Young Adult : Age (years) 12, Grade (CAN) 8 - 12, Grade (US) 8 - 12, Reading age 12
Mar 01, 2016
$9.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

7in x 4.25 x 0.38 in | 120 gr

Page Count:

144 pages
FSC certified – mixed sources C016245
Orca Book Publishers
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Values & Virtues
North America
jC813/.6 23
 
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016, Commended Rainbow Book List 2017, Commended
  • Short Description
In this high-interest novel for teen readers, a girl struggles with the threats that her abortion-providing parents are receiving and the reactions of her girlfriend's family.
Franny's life would be perfect if it weren’t for the death threats.

Franny is close to her parents, adores her horse and is head over heels in love with her girlfriend, Leah. But Franny’s parents are abortion providers at the local hospital, and an anonymous stranger is prepared to do whatever it takes to stop them. A stranger who phones at all hours. Who knows where they live. Who knows Franny’s name. When Leah’s older brother, Jake, refers to her parents as baby killers, Franny starts to wonder if perhaps the threats aren’t coming from a stranger at all. If she tells the police about her suspicions, she could lose her girlfriend. But if she doesn’t—and if she’s right—she could lose her parents.

Robin Stevenson is the author of more than twenty-five books for kids and teens, including Pride Puppy!, Pride Colors and Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change. 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.

★ "Out of the mouths of teens come a most succinct and unabashed argument for reproductive rights...[Stevenson] doesn't preach to readers but allows the conversations to organically arise in familiar circumstances, such as a lovers' quarrel or a family discussing the meaning of safety...A smart, realistic, fast-paced piece of fiction for teens." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Being in a gay relationship is particularly challenging for teens, and especially in a fundamentalist household. But Stevenson...manages to safely and effectively control...combustible topics." - Resource Links

"Stevenson offers an effective portrayal of young adults discussing issues in the history of abortion...[The book] underscore[s] the importance of really knowing and acting on your values, as well as knowing the beliefs of the people you call friends." - VOYA Magazine

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