To order: 1-800-565-1975

Book Finder

Use our book finder to discover new and exciting titles for your kids and teens!

Choose one or more search parameters in the book finder and click on the Find books button. A list of titles will appear in the main window.

You can then enter more search parameters to narrow your search for the perfect book!

Search by:

Selected Currency

Best Laid Plans
look inside

Best Laid Plans

By Christine Hart

$9.95 Paperback
In Stock Ships in 24hrs or or less
$16.95 Hardback
In Stock Ships in 24hrs or or less
$8.95 Ebook
EPUB In Stock Ships immediately
Series: Lorimer SideStreets

Rating: 0 vote(s).

Robyn's family has always struggled to make enough money to survive. Robyn's grandmother leaves them an apple orchard in B.C., Robyn thinks things will be different, but Robyn's father still can't pay the bills. He asks Robyn for her own hard-earned money, and encourages her to drop out of school to work in the orchard. Robyn desperately wants to go to university, but to make a better life for herself, she'll have to leave her family behind.


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

"Robyn's fears and ambitions are relatable."

- The Horn Book Guide

"With unsupportive parents asking for handouts and friends who can't relate to poverty, high school senior Robyn feels like the deck is stacked against her... Robyn's fears and ambitions are relatable."

- RLH The Horn Book Guide

"Best Laid Plans is a well-written story about a tenacious 18-year-old girl who strives for a better life."

- Canadian Review of Materials

Based in Victoria, B.C., CHRISTINE HART writes young adult fiction and
short stories. She is also the author of Watching July,winner of a 2008 Moonbeam Gold Medal. She lives in Victoria, BC.

Customer Reviews:

Your review

Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 152 pages
Publication Date: 25th September 2009
ISBN: 9781552774465
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Hardback, 152 pages
Publication Date: 13th November 2009
ISBN: 9781552774472
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 15th February 2013
ISBN: 9781552776001
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV013060
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 14 To 18
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 5.4


Similar titles:


Extreme Edge

New Blood

Lightning Rider


SideStreets Series

Edgy & realistic teen fiction

Series Website

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.