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Last Cut

By Wren Handman

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Series: Lorimer SideStreets

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Caitlin Myers's greatest ambition is to be a star, and she can outshine anyone at her school. But then Lianne comes to town and starts to give Caitlin a run for her money, even getting top billing in the school play. So when Caitlin's offered a bit role as the bikini girl in a low-budget slasher flick, she ignores the warning bells (and her parents), lies about her age, and takes the part. It's not long before Caitlin finds herself out of her element when it comes to bossy directors and experienced film crews. Her only way out is to fess up about her age, but if she does, she'll have to come clean to her parents, her friends, and her boyfriend about the things she's done.

[Fry reading level - 3.7

"A short but gritty story finds a teen stymied by her relentless pursuit of her dream... [Handman's characterizations ring true, adding even more punch to this alluring character study and morality tale... punchy and highly effective"

- Kirkus Reviews

"an intimate glimpse into the dangerous and damaging problems into which naive hubris can lead one."

- Karyn Huenemann Resource Links

WREN HANDMAN is an author, playwright, and stage manager who lives in Vancouver, BC. She received her BFA in Creative Writing from the University of Victoria and her MFA in Theatre and Playwriting at UBC. Her short stories have been published in literary magazines such as Crow Toes Quarterly and anthologies such as Revolutions of the Undertones and Voice From the Planet. Her plays have won critical acclaim at the Victoria International Fringe Festival (Best New Play) and the Theatre in the Raw New Play Contest.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 144 pages
Publication Date: 12th September 2012
ISBN: 9781459401877
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Hardback, 144 pages
Publication Date: 12th September 2012
ISBN: 9781459401884
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 12th September 2012
ISBN: 9781459401891
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  4.0.2.0.9.1.0, JUV014000, JUV031060, JUV039090
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.