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Hook Up

By Kim Firmston

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Series: Lorimer SideStreets

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Cody Manywounds's intentions are good, but it seems that every time he makes one little mistake, he gets caught. He got into some serious trouble with his friends a while ago, but since then, things have been looking up -- his grades are good, his girlfriend is hot, and the escape to university (and more girls) is just around the corner. Then it all comes crashing down with a single text message: "I'm pregnant. Call me. :)" When Cody's girlfriend decides to get an abortion, he finds himself dealing with conflicting emotions -- and discovers how little a say he is given in the matter.

Awards

Commended - Best Books for Kids & Teens -- Canadian Children's Book Centre - 2012

Commended - One of the Year's Best for 2012 -- Resource Links - 2012

"powerful, well written, and suspenseful with characters that are appealing, convincing and complex."

- Christine McFarlane First Perspective

"The characters jump off the page, energetically engaging the reader... The dialogue between them is up-to-date, sharp and realistic"

- Joan Marshall CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"A powerful portrayal... Teens will appreciate Firmston's honesty and use of realistic language... confronts aboriginal stereotypes with skill and insight." Rated G-E, Good to Excellent!

- Angela Thompson Resource Links

KIM FIRMSTON is a writer and creative writing instructor in Calgary, AB. Her short story "Life Before War" was shortlisted for the 2008 CBC Literary Awards. She is also the author of the SideStreets novel Schizo, a Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens starred selection. This is her second book for teens.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Hardback, 152 pages
Publication Date: 14th March 2012
ISBN: 9781459400306
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 14th March 2012
ISBN: 9781459400313

Binding: Paperback, 152 pages
Publication Date: 14th March 2012
ISBN: 9781459400290
Format: 7in x 4.25in

BISAC Code:  JUV039190, JUV039220
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 14 To 18
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 3.2
Lexile Reading Level: 610L

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  • Award-winning, knowledgeable authors
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"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."
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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.