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Running the Risk
By (author): Lesley Choyce
9781554690251 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 / Violence North America Apr 01, 2009
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.25 x 7 x 0.3 in | 100 gr 144 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
Sean is attracted to danger.

After being the victim of an armed robbery, Sean should be terrified but he isn't. He finds he likes the rush that comes from danger and tries to recreate the feeling. But when his risktaking leads him to some of the worst parts of town and he finds himself face-to-face with the original armed robbers, he finds he must do the right thing.

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 plot moves quickly with lots of dialogue to keep the reluctant reader interested." - Resource Links

"The plot moves quickly and the ending satisfying...The unusual plot and honest character will attract readers, especially reluctant readers." - Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group

"Choyce incorporates suspense, mystery and the social issue of homelessness into a fast-paced story that is sure to appeal to both male and female readers…This protagonist is both a likeable and believable character, and, in typical reluctant reader fashion, the reader will undoubtedly eagerly continue the story though to the concluding pages. Recommended." - CM Magazine

"The target audience will relate to Sean's challenges, choices and final decision to take action." - Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media

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