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ISBN:9781551438511

Tweaked

by Katherine Holubitsky

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list price: $12.95
edition:Paperback
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published: April 2008
ISBN:9781551438511
Description

Sixteen-year-old Gordie Jessup is a good kid but he's living a nightmare. His eighteen-year-old brother Chase's two-year addiction to crystal meth has left their family emotionally and financially drained. And just when Gordie thinks he can no longer stand the manipulating, the lying and the stealing, things get even worse. Chase is arrested for aggravated assault, released on bail and sent home to his family. But his dealers are after him and Chase appeals to Gordie for help. Gordie, disgusted with his brother and fully aware that it's a gamble, risks everything he has in the hope of bringing his family some peace.

About the Author

Katherine Holubitsky's first novel, Alone at Ninety Foot, (Orca Book Publishers), won the CLA Book of the Year for Young Adults and the IODE Violet Downey Book Award. She has also written Last Summer in Agatha, The Hippie House and The Mountain that Walked, all published by Orca. Katherine lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
13 to 17
Grade:
8 to 12
Reading age:
13 to 18
Awards
  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award nominee
  • Short-listed, White Pine nominee
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
  • Short-listed, SYRCA Snow Willow nominee
  • Commended, Resource Links "The Year's Best"
Editorial Reviews

"The novel is fast-paced, compelling and highly readable, and should be used as an essential text for drug education in high schools."

— Canadian Children's Book News

"A fast-paced, cohesive story...Holubitsky's writing is solid and the story well-paced, making this book a viable option for reluctant readers and students, ages 13 or older who prefer realistic fiction."

— Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy

"This compelling book is written in clear, age-appropriate prose...A suitable choice as a result of its fast-paced plot and conversational tone."

— VOYA

"A powerful book about addiction, its wide-ranging effects, and the toll it takes on all those it touches."

— TeensReadToo.com

"A painfully authentic exploration...Poignantly demonstrates the fact that the addict's agony is only the beginning."

— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Eye-opening... riveting."

— The Globe and Mail

"A powerful novel."

— Resource Links

"A gripping story."

— KLIATT

"Portrays the overwhelming combination of anger, sadness, and bewilderment that families experience in the face of the wily yet irrational behaviour of a crystal methamphetamine addict...An important and difficult story...that leaves an indelible mark.

— Jeunesse

"While it could be moralizing, this fine writer's ability to tell a powerful and heartbreaking story does not allow for that...This is a book that should be shared in high school classrooms. Kids would be well served to hear it and to talk about its issues."

— The Brandon Sun

"Gordie tells a heart wrenching story of what it is like to have an addict in the family and watch the destruction this habit is causing himself and his parents...Very realistic."

— Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries (SWON)

"A story of hope tempered with a dose of hard reality...Effective and compelling. Highly recommended."

— CM Magazine

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The Hippie House

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The Mountain That Walked

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The Big Snapper

The Big Snapper

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Alone at Ninety Foot

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