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Young Adult Fiction Law & Crime

Fastback Beach

by (author) Shirlee Smith Matheson

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Jun 2006
Category
Law & Crime, Peer Pressure, General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781551435800
    Publish Date
    Jun 2006
    List Price
    $16.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781551432670
    Publish Date
    Sep 2003
    List Price
    $9.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554696130
    Publish Date
    Sep 2003
    List Price
    $13.99
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781459819849
    Publish Date
    Sep 2003
    List Price
    $0.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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

Description

Miles Derkach is in trouble. Along with two friends, he stole a car and went joyriding. When the dust clears, he is all alone and his friends have left, leaving him to take the blame—and the punishment—while maintaining his silence. Placed on probation and sentenced to community service, Miles begins working for a man who after suffering a stroke and not being able to drive, has kept his beloved hot rod under wraps in the garage. Seeing a chance to learn more about cars and pursue his dream of becoming a mechanic, Miles helps to restore the car. When the hot rod is stolen and Miles is the prime suspect, he realizes that he must confront his friends and stand up for himself.

About the author

Shirlee Smith Matheson has lived in all four Western provinces, and presently makes her home in Calgary. She's written novels for young people and non-fiction books, as well as short stories and stage plays. She instructs a variety of writing courses and workshops and is available for readings.

She brings to life stories of real Canadians-priests, pilots, explorers, engineers, bushmen and prospectors-their various adventures excite readers of all ages.

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