Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 13 to 18
- Grade: 3
- Reading age: 7 to 8
Teen homelessness is not always connected to poverty and crime. Sometimes there's more to the story. No Known Address follows a teen named Tyler from a privileged family in Victoria, British Columbia, who is kicked out of his home by his abusive dad after being blamed for bringing prescription narcotics to a party. This novel brings to light the serious nature of verbal and emotional abuse and how difficult it is to be understood and access support in such circumstances.
About the author
Steven Barwin is a middle school teacher. He is the author of Hurricane Heat in the Orca Sport series and several Lorimer Sports Stories novels, including Fadeaway, Rock Dogs, SK8ER and Icebreaker, which was chosen as a Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens selection.
"A thought-provoking problem novel about a teen’s journey to find a safe place to call home."
"Emphasis is placed on keeping the plot moving, making it a good choice for reluctant readers."
School Library Journal