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Off Limits

By Robert Rayner

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Series: Lorimer SideStreets

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Fifteen-year-old Birmingham has a hot girlfriend who wants to "do it" anytime, anywhere. But to his (and his best friend's) surprise, it just leaves him feeling hollow, and he finds himself longing for something more. Then his school hires a substitute music teacher, and Birm feels an instant connection with her. They both share a deep love for music -- and she seems to have feelings for him too. They begin meeting outside of school hours until, one day, Birmingham's girlfriend catches him in a lie. Jealous and angry, she tells anyone who will listen that he is having an affair with the teacher. Birmingham is forced to defend himself in a formal inquiry, while he wonders whether he's the one who has done something wrong.

"The dialogue, both witty and thoughtful, faithfully reflects current high school conversations... Students will be nodding in recognition."

- Joan Marshall Resource Links

"This latest entry in the SideStreets series of high-interest fiction aimed at contemporary teen readers is a topical and provocative read that will capture the attention of its intended audience."

- Lisa Doucet Atlantic Books Today

ROBERT RAYNER lives in St. George, NB, where he teaches music, plays in a band, and writes. He has written many books for children and young adults, including the SideStreets novel Scab, which was named a Best Books for Kids and Teens by the Canadian Children's Book Centre. His book for younger children, Libby's Got the Beat, is a finalist for the 2012 Hackmatack Children's Choice Award.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Hardback, 152 pages
Publication Date: 14th March 2012
ISBN: 9781459400832
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 14th March 2012
ISBN: 9781459400849
Format: EPUB

Binding: Paperback, 152 pages
Publication Date: 14th March 2012
ISBN: 9781459400825
Format: 7in x 4.25in

BISAC Code:  JUV039190, JUV039210
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 12 To 18
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 4.0
Lexile Reading Level: 650L

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