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Young Adult Fiction Thrillers & Suspense

River Traffic

by (author) Martha Brack Martin

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2016
Thrillers & Suspense, General, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2016
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Oct 2016
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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


Sixteen-year-old Tom LeFave is trying to hold his world together. His family's marina is struggling. His dad is full of secrets. And the quarterback of the football team hates his guts. When a huge yacht docks at Tom's marina, things look brighter, especially when he meets Kat, the daughter of the boat's owner. Kat and Tom share a love of rum-running history. It's not long, however, before Tom starts to realize there's something more than history happening on the river. And if Tom can't figure it out in time, he just might be history too.

About the author

Martha Brack Martin is an award–winning teacher–librarian in the southern Ontario town of LaSalle, near Windsor. After twenty–five years as a teacher (seventeen of them as a TL), she is still thrilled by getting kids excited about reading and finding just the right book for the right person. She was dared by a colleague a few years ago to put Book Babe on her business card, and she now revels in the title. The creator of a number of Book Babe teacher guides and author of four nonfiction books for children, she frequently facilitates workshops on children's literature, teaching with technology and librarianship.

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  • Commended, CCBC Best Books

Editorial Reviews

"River Traffic is a tidy little mystery with interesting historical and contemporary details about smuggling, law enforcement, and policing. Brack Martin's characters are believably crafted—teen texting lingo included."

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