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Final Takedown
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Final Takedown

By Brent R. Sherrard

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Series: Lorimer SideStreets

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For as long as they've been friends, Elias has been relying on his buddy Jordan. It's Jordan's mom who takes him in when his own mother is on an alcoholic binge; it's Jordan who acts as the brother and role model that Elias doesn't have. But now they've gone too far, and a schoolyard fight has landed them both in jail. The judge gives them a warning: Shape up, or face time in juvie. The clock is already ticking when Jordan gets his girlfriend pregnant and then comes up with a bigtime takedown that'll set them both up for life. For Elias, it's not worth the risk.But can he free himself of Jordan's influence in time? [Fry Reading Level - 4.2

Awards

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

"...Sherrard has written an excellent story...Having worked with street kids who have lived this kind of life, the introduction of a book like this needs a careful and sensitive touch if it is being read in class. The book is brutally honest about what life can be like for some kids and could, if handled carefully, allow for some discussion.

- Susan Miller Resource Links, Volume 16, No. 4

Sherrard has created a believeable and strong character...The author does a great job of getting into the mind of a young man.

- Sherry Rampey www.voya.com

BRENT R. SHERRARD lives in Miramichi, New Brunswick with his wife, Valerie, who also writes books for children and teens. His first novel was Wasted in the Lorimer SideStreets series.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 7th September 2010
ISBN: 9781552775233
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 18th November 2010
ISBN: 9781552775240
Format: EPUB

Previous Editions: (show)
Publication Date: 18th October 2010
ISBN: 9781552775257
Binding: Hardback

BIC Code: YFB, YFCF, YFM, YXJ, YXS
BISAC Code:  4.0.2.0.4.0.0, JUV011040, JUV021000, JUV039040, JUV039060
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.