Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 15 to 18
- Grade: 10 to 12
Sixteen-year-old Cate Sheridan always tries to do the right thing. When she sees a homeless man about to be hit by a truck, her instincts kick in. Cate and her friend Noah pull the man to safety.
Then things get crazy in Cate's world.
The rescued man is the famous musician Max Le Bould who disappeared years ago. Cate and Noah become instant heroes, and the media descends upon the town of Qualicum Beach. So does Cate's mother, journalist Cynthia Patrice who abandoned Cate when she was two.
Dazzled by a mother she doesn't know and determined to help a man she does, Cate is caught in the middle of a moral dilemma. And when she makes a decision that leads to betrayal, tragedy and heartache, she learns a hard lesson: sometimes people have all the right reasons for doing a very wrong thing. And one good deed can have unpredictable consequences.
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.