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Scab

By Robert Rayner

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Series: Lorimer SideStreets

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This dark and gritty new story from New Brunswick author Robert Rayner examines the moral choices of one teen with a childhood filled with emotional neglect and social bullying, and how haunting real-life choices made when you're young can be when you're older.
Life was never easy for Julian, aka Scab. After years of being tormented by his peers and ignored by his parents, he's about to show everyone that he has what it takes to make it. But he finds himself in a situation where he has to choose between his own ambitions and the only person who's ever cared about him. [Fry Reading Level - 3.8

Awards

Commended - Best Books for Kids & Teens -- Canadian Children's Book Centre - 2011

Provoking great conversation is exactly what former New Brunswick elementary school principal Robert Rayner has done with his first "older" teen work, Scab

- Kate Wheeler Telegraph Journal

"There's some melodrama here, but the unsettling choices that Julian makes will stay with readers."

- The Horn Book Guide

ROBERT RAYNER is a former elementary school principal in St. George, New Brunswick. He worked as a journalist in Cambridge, England before turning to education. His first book, Walker's Runners, was nominated for the Ann Connor Brimer Award. Both Walker's Runners and his second book Miss Little\s Losers are Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice" Selections.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 152 pages
Publication Date: 25th March 2010
ISBN: 9781552774823
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Hardback, 152 pages
Publication Date: 4th May 2010
ISBN: 9781552774830
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 4th January 2011
ISBN: 9781552775882
Format: EPUB

BIC Code: YFB, YX, YXC
BISAC Code:  JUV039020, JUV039230
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 14 To 18

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SideStreets

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.