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By Lori Weber

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Series: Lorimer SideStreets

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After her mother suddenly leaves her family for good, Sandra is left behind with her alcoholic father -- and a lot of anger. At first, Sandra is more concerned with getting a job and getting on with her life, but then the people around her start pushing Sandra to at least try to find her missing mother. What will Sandra say to her mother if they are reunited? And how do you find a person who may not want to be found?


Winner - Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection - 2006

"Lori Weber captivates her reader and keeps them entranced as she brings the characters to life in such a manner that readers can compassionately empathize with them. The issues that Sandra faces are real issues that troubled teens may be facing in their lives, and Split is a book that gives readers hope. A must in all libraries."

- CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Weber's story poignantly and effectively illustrates how devastating the effects of a parent's abandonment can be on a teenager, and how an adolescent must adopt an adult role when the remaining parent is dysfunctional."

- Carol-Ann Hoyte Montreal Review of Books

"Simply and subtly told, Sandra's story will evoke strong recognition and empathy in contemporary teens."

- Gail de Vos Resource Links

"Much of the subtle, haunting power of Split comes from Sandra's reticent, wary, understated narration. With deft precision and compassionate understanding, Weber brings to life her flawed, decent, confused characters."

- Quill & Quire

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 152 pages
Publication Date: 1st June 2005
ISBN: 9781550288780
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Hardback, 152 pages
Publication Date: 15th July 2005
ISBN: 9781550288797
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 28th June 2012
ISBN: 9781552776155
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV013020, JUV013060
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 14 To 18
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 3.6


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SideStreets Series

Edgy & realistic teen fiction

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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.