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Young Adult Fiction Disabilities & Special Needs

The Ledge

by (author) Lesley Choyce

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 2020
Category
Disabilities & Special Needs, Emigration & Immigration, Water Sports
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459824614
    Publish Date
    Jan 2020
    List Price
    $9.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459824638
    Publish Date
    Jan 2020
    List Price
    $8.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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

Description

Nick was used to being good at everything. Hockey, football, track, they all came easy to him. Surfing was his latest passion. That is, until the accident. 

Now partially paralyzed, Nick is angry, depressed and getting far too fond of his prescription meds. But his frequent visits to his physiotherapist, a Syrian refugee, and a budding friendship with a partial amputee who has also experienced firsthand the horrors of war help him start to piece his life back together. 

A story about overcoming the odds and changing your life for the better.

About the author

No one has a clearer view of Atlantic Canada's literary endeavours over the past twenty years than Lesley Choyce. He is the founder of the literary journal Pottersfield Portfolio, and the publisher of Pottersfield Press. He has edited several fiction anthologies and has been the in-house editor of many books from Pottersfield Press including Making Waves, a collection of stories by emerging authors from Atlantic Canada. He is the author of more than fifty books in genres ranging from poetry and essays to autobiography, history and fiction for adults, young adults, and children. Among his recent books are the novels The Republic of Nothing, World Enough, and Cold Clear Morning, and the story collection Dance the Rocks Ashore. Choyce is the writer, host, and co-producer of the popular literary show television program, Off the Page with Lesley Choyce, which is broadcast across the country on Vision TV. He also teaches in the English department of Dalhousie University in Halifax and is leader of the rock band The Surf Poets.

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Editorial Reviews

“This story is simple, but it contains much food for thought. Such a short book needs to be impeccably structured to keep from being one-dimensional, and Choyce achieves this task admirably.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“An accessible and engaging read...A realistic exploration of post-trauma life and the power of friendships with appeal for reluctant readers.”

Kirkus Reviews

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