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Young Adult Fiction Values & Virtues

In Plain Sight

by (author) Laura Langston

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Feb 2017
Category
Values & Virtues, Violence, Parents
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459814165
    Publish Date
    Feb 2017
    List Price
    $9.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459814189
    Publish Date
    Mar 2017
    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

Fifteen-year-old Megan "Cause Queen" Caliente is president of the political science club and likes to make her voice heard. But after the protest she organized on the Las Vegas Strip takes an unexpected turn, she is suddenly wishing she could disappear. When her mother comes to pick her up at the police station, Megan learns, to her horror, that her whole life has been a lie. Her father is a convicted terrorist, responsible for the deaths of more than two hundred people, and her mother has been living under an assumed name for fifteen years. Megan's mom is taken away in handcuffs, and Megan is expected to return to her regular life under the supervision of her aunt. But everyone, students and teachers alike, is treating her differently now. Cruel accusations and gossip, as well as persistent reporters, follow her everywhere. Worried that she is destined to follow in her father's footsteps, Megan, with the help of the charismatic Matt Mendez, the only person at school who hasn't turned on her, decides to track down the father she thought was dead and get some answers.

About the author

Laura Langston is the author of several books for children and adults. Lesia’s Dreamrecently won for the kobzar literary award, Canada’s newest national book award. It wasalso nominated for three other children’s choice awards. Mile-High Apple Pie, her recentpicture book, was nominated for the oLA’s Blue spruce award; The Fox’s Kettle was nominated for a Governor General’s award for Illustration; and Pay Dirt! was nominated for the red cedar and silver Birch awards. A former writer and broadcaster for the CBC, Laura Langston also writes regularly for Canadian Gardening magazine and has authored a book on herb gardening. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia. Visit her website at www.lauralangston.com.

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Editorial Reviews

"A good read that is a must in these times. Recommended."

CM Magazine

"The subject is timely, and the legal elements accessible. A sympathetic, exciting read and a challenging look at the fine line between enthusiasm and extremism."

Booklist Online

"Laura Langston has done an admirable job in focussing the complexity of the issue in a way that engages and expands the situation without sacrificing the essential point of the narrative."

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