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Final Takedown

by Brent R. Sherrard

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list price: $9.95
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
published: Sep 2010
ISBN:9781552775233
imprint: Lorimer
Description

For as long as they've been friends, Elias has been relying on his buddy Jordan. It's Jordan's mom who takes him in when his own mother is on an alcoholic binge; it's Jordan who acts as the brother and role model that Elias doesn't have. But now they've gone too far, and a schoolyard fight has landed them both in jail. The judge gives them a warning: Shape up, or face time in juvie. The clock is already ticking when Jordan gets his girlfriend pregnant and then comes up with a bigtime takedown that'll set them both up for life. For Elias, it's not worth the risk. But can he free himself of Jordan's influence in time? [Fry Reading Level - 4.2

About the Author

Brent R. Sherrard

BRENT R. SHERRARD is the author of the Lorimer SideStreets novels Fight Boy, Final Takedown, and Wasted, the latter two of which received commendations from the Canadian Children's Book Centre. He and his wife, Valerie, live in Miramachi, New Brunswick.
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Contributor Notes

BRENT R. SHERRARD lives in Miramichi, New Brunswick with his wife, Valerie, who also writes books for children and teens. His first novel was Wasted in the Lorimer SideStreets series.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
14 to 18
Grade:
9 to 12
Reading age:
7 to 10
Awards
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids & Teens -- Canadian Children's Book Centre
Editorial Reviews

Sherrard has created a believeable and strong character...The author does a great job of getting into the mind of a young man.

— VOYA.com

"...Sherrard has written an excellent story...Having worked with street kids who have lived this kind of life, the introduction of a book like this needs a careful and sensitive touch if it is being read in class. The book is brutally honest about what life can be like for some kids and could, if handled carefully, allow for some discussion."

— Resource Links, Volume 16, No 4

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Final Takedown (SideStreets)

Elias has always relied on Jordan and it is Jordan’s mom who takes Elias in when his mom’s on an alcoholic binge. But things go too far one day in a schoolyard fight, and both boys are arrested. Jordan comes up with a risky plan, and Elias wants no part of it. Can Elias free himself from Jordan’s influence before it’s too late?

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

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