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Out of It
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Out of It

By Michelle Kadarusman

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Series: Lorimer SideStreets

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Suri and Lacey have been best friends since kindergarten. Suri, the photographer, has always been the safe, responsible one, afraid to take risks. Now that the pair is in high school, she''s afraid that her more outgoing and adventurous friend will outgrow her.
Then Lacey''s wild, risk-taking personality leads her down a dangerous path -- and Suri is afraid of losing her for real. But if she chases Lacey down that same path of drinking, partying, hooking up with older guys, and drugs, will Suri be able to save her friend -- or herself?

"Kadarusman's use of social media elements, like text conversations and Facebook posts, lend credibility to the plot and authenticity to the characters...The well-drawn, realistic characters and exciting character-driven plot make for a very engaging story."

- Charlotte Duggan, CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Out of It is an easy read and moves along at a satisfying pace as it covers relevant issues such as drugs, sexuality, assault, and peer pressure. Kadarusman illustrates the importance of looking beyond a person's actions and asks readers to evaluate the meaning of true friendship."

- Melissa Poole, Librarian at Belton Library, NetGalley Reviewer

"The Sidestreets series publishes wonderful books featuring YA and current social issues that are always spot on and Out of It is another example of how incredibly important it is to print these types of books in today's world . . . I found the story compelling and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to find out what happens . . . Loved it."

- Tina Avon, NetGalley Reviewer

"This book is a useful resource to address cyber-bullying and physical assault. It also raises important questions concerning peer pressure."

- Hayley Toivanen, Resource Links

"Kadarusman takes readers on an engaging, emotion-filled ride, offering a refreshing and, ultimately, feel-good slice of life through the eyes of one teen paddling her way through those waters while teetering on the edge of adulthood."

- Jennifer D. Foster, National Reading Campaign

MICHELLE KADARUSMAN is the founder of a literacy initiative in Toronto called Raising Readers and works for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. She has contributed to various children's magazines and educational publications. She lives in Toronto with her teenage children, husband, and dogs.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 176 pages
Publication Date: 17th September 2014
ISBN: 9781459407206
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Hardback, 176 pages
Publication Date: 17th September 2014
ISBN: 9781459407213
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 17th September 2014
ISBN: 9781459407220
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV039040, JUV039100
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 14 To 18
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 2.8


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Series features

  • Page-turning novels that engage reluctant readers
  • Presenting real-world issues in real ways
  • Award-winning, knowledgeable authors
  • Diverse characters and settings

"Sensitive and effective, these small, short books are explicitly aimed at reluctant readers." —Kirkus Reviews

"The quality of writing is excellent, and this book should be in every junior and senior- high school library...highly recommended."
—Canadian Book Review Annual

Sidestreets are edgy, fast-paced novels, that combine real-world themes and believable characters to make for short heart-stopping books - sure to engage the most reluctant reader.