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Off the Rim
By (author): Sonya Spreen Bates
9781459808881 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 / Sports & Recreation / Basketball Vancouver Apr 01, 2015
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.25 x 7 x 0.38 in | 140 gr 168 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
 
Junior Library Guild selection 2015, Commended YALSA Quick Picks nominee 2016, Short-listed
Dylan's girlfriend knows something—and someone wants to keep her quiet.

Dylan’s wish comes true when Coach Scott names him to the starting lineup for the Mountview High Hunters’ first game of the playoffs. But just when he should be concentrating on basketball, Dylan becomes the target of some off-court aggression. As he’s driving his girlfriend, Jenna, home one night, a black pickup truck tries to run them off the road. The police call it an accident. But even as Dylan tries to put it behind him, he has a sense of impending danger that he can’t shake. When Jenna starts receiving threats from an anonymous cyberbully telling her to “keep quiet,” Dylan becomes seriously concerned about her safety. Jenna has no idea what the cyberbully thinks she knows. But Dylan will have to help her figure it out fast if they’re ever going to feel safe again.

Sonya Spreen Bates is a Canadian writer living in South Australia. She began writing children’s fiction in 2001, inspired by her two daughters and their love of the stories she told them. Sonya’s stories have been published in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Off the Rim is her second book in the Orca Sports series.

"This novel moves at a very good pace, and the characters are both likeable and believable. The novel also has an ending that is unconventional yet strangely satisfying...for a sports novel. The author also tastefully deals with contemporary issues facing adolescents, issues such as online harassment and online bullying. This is one of my favorite books in the 'Orca Sports' series yet, and it would be a good addition to a school or public library. Highly Recommended." - CM Magazine

"Will have great appeal to basketball fans as individual games are described play by play, in great...A satisfying short novel for reluctant readers." - Resource Links

"Tight and authentic sports action combined with engaging characters make this title great for sports fans as well as readers who enjoy action and drama." - School Library Journal

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