Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 12 to 15
- Grade: 7 to 10
- Reading age: 12 to 15
Read three teen novels from award-winning author Deborah Kerbel, as the characters face new experiences and new friendships. This special collection includes three books:
Mackenzie, Lost and Found
When 15-year-old Mackenzie Hill and her dad move to Jerusalem, the adjustment from life in Canada to life in Israel is dramatic. The biggest shock of all comes when Mackenzie faces the wrath of her new friends, new community, and even her own father after she begins dating a Muslim boy.
Girl on the Other Side
Despite their differences, Tabby and Lora have something in common — they're both harbouring dark secrets and a lot of pain. Although they've never been friends, a series of strange events causes their lives to crash together in ways neither could have ever imagined.
Absolutely nothing is going right for Max Green: his parents have just uprooted their family from Vancouver, everybody at his new high school is ignoring him, and he's in love with an older girl. When Max discovers a library rumoured to be haunted by ghosts, he's immediately drawn to it.
About the author
Deborah Kerbel is the author of several picture books, including Before You Were Born, When Molly Drew Dogs, and the award-winning Sun Dog, as well as novels for middle grade and young adult readers. Born in London, England, she moved to Canada at the age of two and went on to attend the University of Western Ontario. Her novels have been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Canadian Library Association YA Book of the Year, and the Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award. Deborah lives in Thornhill, Ontario, with her husband, two book-loving children, and a schnoodle named Alfredo.