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Pure Fake
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Pure Fake

By Beverly Scudamore

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Series: Lorimer SideStreets

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Gina is the kind of girl who works hard to keep up her appearance -- not just her hair and makeup, but going so far as breast-enhancement surgery and regular diet pills. When tall, athletic, good-looking Colter wants to be her boyfriend, Gina jumps at the chance. She thinks they'll be the perfect couple and ignores the warning signs that things aren't right with him. That includes rumours that his past girlfriend has a restraining order against him. But when Colter's actions put Gina in physical danger she is finally forced to wake up to what Colter is really like.

"From self-image and prescription drug abuse to dating violence, Scudamore packs her story with big issues, at times pushing into melodrama, but giving readers plenty to think about, too."

- Publishers Weekly

"The book has good tension and momentum. The story fairly zips along." Rated G: good, even great at times!

- Anne Letain Resource Links

"This book reads like a teen soap opera, but the flawed heroine does learn a life lesson in the end... Fast-paced and gritty, and at a reachable vocabulary level, Pure Fake would be of interest to teen girls who struggle with reading." Recommended

- Mary Harelkin Bishop CM: Canadian Review of Materials

BEVERLY SCUDAMORE is the author of several books for young readers. Her most recent novel is the SideStreets book, Love Hurts. Beverly lives in Sarnia, Ontario.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 136 pages
Publication Date: 18th September 2013
ISBN: 9781459405349
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Hardback, 136 pages
Publication Date: 18th September 2013
ISBN: 9781459405332
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 18th September 2013
ISBN: 9781459405356
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:, JUV014000, JUV039010, JUV039190
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 14 To 18
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 3.0


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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.