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Falling through the Cracks

by Lesley Choyce

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list price: $16.95
edition:Hardcover
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published: Jan 1996
ISBN:9780887803659
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

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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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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