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Falling through the Cracks

by Lesley Choyce

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Description

Falling Through The Cracks is the lates of Lesley Choyce's young adult novels presenting realistic characters confronting difficult contemporary decisions. It's a no-holds-barred story about two kids forced to make the best of a bad situation.

The odds are stacked against Melanie and Trent, who are trying to stay in high school while holding down part-time jobs to survive. Falling through the cracks of the social support system, they must learn to rely on each other if they're going to make it.

About the Author
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.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
11 to 16
Grade:
6 to 9
Reading age:
11 to 16
Editorial Review

"Choyce has a feeling for the young and dispossessed, for the terrible angst of adolescence and the rituals of rebellion."

— Globe and Mail

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