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By (author): Lesley Choyce
Lesley Choyce


Orca Book Publishers - Victoria



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


Young Adult : Age (years) 12, Grade (CAN) 8 - 12, Grade (US) 8 - 12, Reading age 12
Jan 23, 2018
$9.95 CAD


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 / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Children’s / Teenage fiction: Thrillers / suspense|For reluctant or struggling readers (children / teenagers)|Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Relationships (non-family / groups)|Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Drugs and addiction|Interest age: from c 12 years
North America
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2018, Commended
  • Short Description
In this high-interest novel for teen readers, Jackson gets in over his head when he tries to save a girl from her drug-dealer boyfriend.
Everyone has a weakness.

Jackson knows how to get what he wants.

Whether it's sweet-talking his friends into buying lunch or convincing teachers to give him extensions, he feels entitled to take whatever he wants—even a day off school or a new pair of shoes. Now he's set his sights on Abby, a troubled girl fresh out of juvie who only has eyes for Bryce, the go-to dealer of a dangerous new drug called kryptonite.

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.

"The book maintains a nice pace and the writing is lively." - Resource Links

"Kryptonite is a fun little read, much like sitting down to an edgy and gripping episode of Riverdale." - Atlantic Books Today

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