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Last Chance

By Lesley Choyce

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Series: Lorimer SideStreets

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The odds are stacked against Melanie and Trent, who are trying to stay in high school while holding down part-time jobs to survive. They can't live at home, and they can't rely on the social support system. They're going to have to help each other through if they're going to make it.

Previously published as Falling Through the Cracks, a Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice" selection. [Fry Reading Level - 3.8

"There are students in our schools that this book would ring true with and for that reason, I would recommend it for a high school library."

- Susan Miller Resource Links

LESLEY CHOYCE is a novelist and poet living at Lawrencetown Beach in Nova Scotia. A former grand champion of the Men's Open Canadian National Surfing Championships, he surfs on the Atlantic coast year-round, along with running a literary publishing house and teaching English at Dalhousie University. He also has a regular nationally-broadcast program on Vision TV called Off the Page with Lesley Choyce. He is the author of more than fifty books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction for adults and children, including Carrie's Crowd and Go For It Carrie. His writing has earned him several awards, including two Dartmouth Book Awards and the Ann Connor Brimer Award for the Young Adult novel Good Idea Gone Bad. Five of his previous Formac novels have received the Canadian Children's Book Centre's "Our Choice" Award. The Ottawa Citizen calls him "a national treasure".

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 152 pages
Publication Date: 25th September 2009
ISBN: 9781552774441
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Hardback, 152 pages
Publication Date: 13th November 2009
ISBN: 9781552774458
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 15th February 2013
ISBN: 9781552776087
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV039070
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 14 To 18

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SideStreets

SideStreets Series

Edgy & realistic teen fiction

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Series features

  • Page-turning novels that engage reluctant readers
  • Presenting real-world issues in real ways
  • Award-winning, knowledgeable authors
  • Diverse characters and settings

"Sensitive and effective, these small, short books are explicitly aimed at reluctant readers." —Kirkus Reviews

"The quality of writing is excellent, and this book should be in every junior and senior- high school library...highly recommended."
—Canadian Book Review Annual

Sidestreets are edgy, fast-paced novels, that combine real-world themes and believable characters to make for short heart-stopping books - sure to engage the most reluctant reader.