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Young Adult Fiction Crime

Face the Music

by (author) Lesley Choyce

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Feb 2022
Category
Crime, Runaways, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Peer Pressure
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459832909
    Publish Date
    Feb 2022
    List Price
    $13.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459832886
    Publish Date
    Feb 2022
    List Price
    $10.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
  • Reading age: 12 to 18

Description

Tyler and Mason dream of escaping to the big city and getting started on their lives.

One night, Mason convinces Tyler to help him steal a car and they are soon having the adventure of a lifetime. Until they run out of gas. Stranded on the side of the highway, Mason blames Tyler, Tyler blames Mason and their argument turns physical. Their fight is broken up by a scruffy-looking guy who offers them a ride to the city. Eventually the teens realize their rescuer is none other than Sean Dakota, a heavy-metal musician who suddenly disappeared from the spotlight the previous year. Tyler is intrigued by this music legend, but Mason wants to take advantage of him. Listening to Sean and the lessons he’s learned from his own life choices, Tyler starts to realize how dangerous and damaging his friendship with Mason is. But will he find the courage to branch out on his own?

About the author

No one has a clearer view of Atlantic Canada's literary endeavours over the past twenty years than Lesley Choyce. He is the founder of the literary journal Pottersfield Portfolio, and the publisher of Pottersfield Press. He has edited several fiction anthologies and has been the in-house editor of many books from Pottersfield Press including Making Waves, a collection of stories by emerging authors from Atlantic Canada. He is the author of more than fifty books in genres ranging from poetry and essays to autobiography, history and fiction for adults, young adults, and children. Among his recent books are the novels The Republic of Nothing, World Enough, and Cold Clear Morning, and the story collection Dance the Rocks Ashore. Choyce is the writer, host, and co-producer of the popular literary show television program, Off the Page with Lesley Choyce, which is broadcast across the country on Vision TV. He also teaches in the English department of Dalhousie University in Halifax and is leader of the rock band The Surf Poets.

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Editorial Reviews

“Offers the reader a quick jaunt into the lives of two teenage boys…An interesting text for struggling teen readers interested in knowing how choices in life can make a difference and that toxic relationships need to end. Recommended.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“It provides a variety of topics for readers to discuss…This is a strong choice for reluctant readers.”

Kirkus Reviews

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