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Children's Fiction Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse

Wasted

by (author) Brent R. Sherrard

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Nov 2009
Category
Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse, Parents
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781552774205
    Publish Date
    Nov 2009
    List Price
    $16.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781552774199
    Publish Date
    Sep 2009
    List Price
    $9.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781552775967
    Publish Date
    Jan 2015
    List Price
    $8.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
  • Reading age: 7 to 10

Description

If there's one person Jacob is never going to be like, it's his alcoholic father. But Jacob is brought face-to-face with his own addictions when his father ends up in the hospital. Certain that he can easily overcome his drug and alcohol abuse, Jacob discovers just how powerful
dependency can be. A terrible tragedy takes Jacob to the breaking point where he will have to decide, once and for all, whether or not he is going to go through life wasted. [Fry Reading Level - 5.5

 

About the author

BRENT R. SHERRARD is the author of the Lorimer SideStreets novels Fight Boy, Final Takedown, and Wasted, the latter two of which received commendations from the Canadian Children's Book Centre. He and his wife, Valerie, live in Miramachi, New Brunswick.

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Awards

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids & Teens -- Canadian Children's Book Centre

Editorial Reviews

"What about the legality -- and morality -- of growing marijuana for sale? Should a murder go unpunished? One hopes readers will be inspired to discuss these issues, especially in the context of the well-realized bleakness of Jacobs life and those of his friends."

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Librarian Reviews

Wasted (SideStreets)

If there’s one person Jacob is never going to be like, it’s his alcoholic father. But Jacob is brought face-to-face with his own addictions when his father ends up in the hospital. It takes a terrible tragedy to make him realize just how powerful dependency can be and that he must not waste his life.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

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