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Die Stille zwischen den Sekunden

Arena Verlag


Nur knapp ist Mara einem Bombenattentat in der U-Bahn entgangen. Ihre Mitschüler nennen sie seither „Das Mädchen, das überlebt hat“ und erwarten Betroffenheit von ihr. Aber Mara hat ganz andere Sorgen. Ihre Freundin Sirîn meldet sich immer seltener und scheint plötzlich komplett unerreichbar. Je mehr Mara ihr zu helfen versucht, desto mehr Unverständnis und Ablehnung erntet sie. Was verheimlichen alle vor ihr? Erst als sich ihr Schwarm Chriso in die Suche einschaltet, kommt die erschütternde Wahrheit ans Licht.

"Ein Buch, das unter die Haut geht."Corinna Schmitz, Blog „buecherweltcorniholmes“

"Ein Buch, das aktueller nicht sein könnte!"Timo Muth, Blog „rainbookworld“

"Ein Roman, der mich unsagbar berührt und völlig verloren und erschüttert zurückgelassen hat."Susanne Matiaschek, „Magische Momente Alys Bücherblog“

"Wer gerne feinfühlige, spannende, emotionale und lebensnahe Jugendbücher liest, sollte unbedingt zu „Die Stille zwischen den Sekunden“ von Tania Witte greifen. Mich hat die Geschichte komplett von den Füßen gerissen und ich bin in jeglicher Hinsicht begeistert."Blog "Buchstabenträumerei"

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Tania Witte ist Schriftstellerin, Journalistin und Spoken-Word-Performerin. Neben diversen internationalen Stipendien erhielt sie 2016 den Felix-Rexhausen-Sonderpreis für ihre journalistische Arbeit, 2017 den Marha-Saalfeld-Förderpreis für Literatur und 2019 den Mannheimer Feuergriffel, dem bisher einzigen Stadtschreiber für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur, ausgezeichnet. Das Manuskript von „Die Stille zwischen den Sekunden“ wurde 2018 mit einem Arbeitsstipendium des Landes Niedersachsen gefördert.

www.taniawitte.de

 
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Riley Park

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Soundings


Seventeen-year-old Corbin plays hockey and is known as a scrapper on and off the ice. Fighting makes him feel strong. Corbin's friend, Darius, is socially adept and popular, and Darius's reckless risk-taking makes Corbin feel alive. With Rubee, a girl both boys like, Darius crosses a line, and after a party at Riley Park, Darius and Corbin are attacked. Darius is killed; Corbin is seriously injured. Corbin fights his clouded memory—he can't identify the assailants. He fights his weakened body—he can no longer play hockey. He fights the loss of his friend. But when he gives up the fight, he finds strength in acceptance.

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"Likable flawed characters drive the plot in this gritty contemporary drama. The fast-paced read feels current and edgy without succumbing to inner-city staging. Riley Park will have both reluctant and struggling readers flipping the pages."

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"A suspenseful, tightly plotted story that manages, in only 102 pages, to create both a memorable protagonist and a thought-provoking, emotionally involving story."

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"Another solid entry in the 'Orca Soundings' series that will appeal to either gender...Recommended."

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"An intriguing storyline...The story is told in first person by Corbin, pulling the reader into his changed life. The reader feels his doubt and anger. This book will make a good "guy read", especially for reluctant readers."

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"Good for students who are looking for a quick read."

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Diane Tullson has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and is a trained technical writer. She is a member of the Canadian Children's Book Centre, the Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable, Children's Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia and the Writers Union of Canada. Diane has been nominated for many awards, including the Stellar Award and the Arthur Ellis Award. Diane lives near Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.dianetullson.com.

 
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Dancing Naked

Orca Book Publishers


Kia is sixteen and pregnant. Her world crumbles as she attempts to come to terms with the life growing inside her and what she must do. Initially convinced that abortion is her only option, Kia comes to understand that for her, the answers are not always black and white. As the pregnancy progresses, Kia discovers who her real friends are and where their loyalties lie. It is through her relationship with the elderly Grace that she learns what it means to take responsibility for one's life and the joy that can come from trusting oneself. Faced with the most difficult decision of her life, Kia learns that the path to adulthood is not the easily navigable trail she once thought, but a twisting labyrinth where every turn produces a new array of choices, and where the journey is often undertaken alone.

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"The subject matter, plus strong writing and plotting, invites recreational reading; also consider this for curriculum support."

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"Useful...for readers who want to see an exploration of some choices a pregnant teen may face."

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"Exhibits a marked development in the author's style and exploration of character."

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"A recommended purchase for all libraries serving young adults."

"Hrdlitschka manages to cover several sensitive topics with grace, care, and insight with a cast of fully realized characters."

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Shelley Hrdlitschka has written many novels for teens, including Sister Wife, which was nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award. She lives in North Vancouver, British Columbia, where she hikes, snowshoes and hangs out with grizzly bears at the Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife. For more information, visit www.shelleyhrdlitschka.ca.

 
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The Prisoner of Snowflake Falls

Orca Book Publishers


Fifteen-year-old Henry Holloway isn't immoral, he's just hungry. His mother died when he was nine, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Andy and his friends, all amiable small-time crooks. When Uncle Andy is sent to prison, Henry takes up residence in an abandoned tree house in order to escape the notice of Social Services. His mission? To survive on his own while preserving his cherished independence. Fortunately, Henry possesses all the skills it takes to be a successful house burglar.

Henry is an unusually resourceful and considerate burglar—often tidying up the places he robs—until he's caught. The terms of his probation? He must live with the Wingates, a strange family in a small town called Snowflake Falls.

Henry is just getting used to his temporary family when the newly liberated Uncle Andy and his criminal friends draw him into a plan to rob the citizens of Snowflake Falls. Will Henry be loyal to his uncle or will he break with the past and do the right thing?

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"A book rich with simple complexities and deadpan one-liners that brilliant comics will wish they had written...This is fiction that I wish were targeted to adults. Not because the book might tempt youth to glamorize crime or emulate Holloway, but because it takes certain experience and perspective to fully appreciate its deeper meaning and elegant writing. Lekich is a writer's writer. No question....The Prisoner of Snowflake Falls reverberates with the genuine, essential stuff. Stuff that (unlike all that's mean and wrong with the world) never makes the evening news. Profound meaning can be found in the smallest gesture. Echoes of the ages resound in the philosophical, social and moral ideas...Every character is flawed but inherently noble."

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"Lekich's characters in The Prisoner of Snowflake Falls are the treasures that readers look for in great fiction. They are unique and true to themselves, good or bad, and evolving."

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"Lekich has created a character worth caring about...For those who enjoy quirky characters and stories of redemption, this is a good bet."

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"Full of humour, compassion, love and commitment to family. The characters are charming, funny and surprisingly complicated."

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"Dry humour, a slightly insane imagination and a highly personable hero make Lekich's new novel wholly refreshing...This crime comedy is made all the more entertaining by its cast of eccentric characters, but none is more winsome than Henry—who steals cars only so he can organize his thoughts; tidies the houses of those he robs; and brings a clever, comical bemusement to his own story. Delightful."

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"It is almost impossible not to like Henry Hollaway...Lekich has provided Henry with an engaging story and a powerful voice. He has created a novel that has both a retro feel and contemporary issues...Lekich encourages us to think we can predict what will happen and then always surprises us. While we are left unsure of Henry's next steps, we feel confident that he has a bright and happy future. Recommended."

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"An excellent read—funny, witty, and perfect for the young adult group...Recommended for any YA or high school library."

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"With his impeccable writing skills, author John Lekich has created an antagonist who is also a protagonist. Despite his foibles, Henry is both comical and pitiful, lovable and enviable...There is not a 'cutsie' ending to this story. It is authentic, unpredictable and humorous. Young readers as well as old will enjoy Henry's character, the Wingates' antics, Lekich's descriptions of small-town life, and the overall message of the book."

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"There are plenty of amusing parts and the language...is playful and Runyon-esque...This is a charming, funny coming-of-age story with terrific writing, characters to root for, and a completely satisfying ending to a silly caper."

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"The Wingate family and the whole town of Snowflake Falls is as refreshingly quirky as the band of criminals Henry grew up with and helps keep the tone light...[Readers] will be thoroughly charmed by Henry's antics and the wacky cast of characters that populate Snowflake falls."

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"What a voice! With wit and a wondrous imagination John Lekich has crafted a character I will long remember and admire...As readers we meet an incredibly diverse slate of characters, unconventional and wise, empathetic to Henry's plight and gullibly welcoming to all visitors. Henry comes in contact with people who have an impact on the decisions he makes, and he is averse to hurting them. You don't want to miss meeting any of them."

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"This amiable tale of misadventure is a sweet, entertaining read with a good moral compass. The author has a delightful sense of playfulness and imagery, and provides many feel-good moments. The tone is light and the story sprinkled with all the usual teen angst plus that which is felt by a surprisingly moral fifteen-year-old thief."

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"Henry is a likeable character, and readers will root for him to redeem himself."

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"Sweet-tempered and hugely enjoyable."

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"Henry has a gift for understated humour and the plot is full of surprising twists and turns, sometimes solemn and sometimes very funny. Even the quirky characters—and the Wingates, in particular, are extraordinarily odd—have a refreshingly different quirkiness to them. Readers will be engaged by Henry's predicaments, his honesty (when crime isn't involved) and his unique moral code. They will certainly laugh and they might even pick up the odd security tip."

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John Lekich is a Vancouver-based author and freelance writer whose work has appeared in Reader's Digest, the Los Angeles Times and the Hollywood Reporter. A former West Coast arts correspondent for The Globe and Mail, he is the recipient of ten regional and national magazine awards.

 
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Bang

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Soundings


Quentin and JD have been friends forever. Even after JD gets in trouble Quentin stands by him. Hanging out together Quentin learns JD has a gun and when they are caught in a robbery JD uses the gun—with deadly results. Trying to cover up the crime and escape detection, Quentin gets in even deeper than he expected and learns that the only person he can trust is himself. Especially when his freedom—and his future—is at stake.

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"A great coming of age novel...It speaks volumes to teens about the destructiveness of drug use, anger, and idleness, while directly showing that there are always consequences for our actions. And, while the novel has wonderful themes for exploration, it also has an extremely engaging format. McClintock did a superb job creating the voice for Quentin, who narrates his story just like teenagers speak today...[It's] a wonderful format to engross the reader, and I absolutely love it. There is just enough mystery to peak interest, while not overwhelming or confusing the reader. I recommend this for all age groups, but especially reluctant readers. I strongly believe that this novel, along with other Orca Soundings books, will push reluctant readers to progressively read more, and build their way to higher reading levels."

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"Maintains the perfect balance of good story, age-appropriate conflict, good writing [with] a controlled vocabulary and style."

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"A powerful book...[that will] meet some important needs."

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"Fast-paced...narration style makes it easier to cover longer amounts of time in a shorter space. Recommended."

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Norah McClintock won the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for crime fiction for young people five times. She wrote more than sixty YA novels, including contributions to Seven (the series), the Seven Sequels and the Secrets series.

 
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The Trouble with Liberty

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Soundings


Liberty Hayes has just moved to Sutter's Crossing and is the talk of the town. She has plenty of money and everyone wants to be her friend. When Liberty accuses a male teacher of sexually assaulting her, the rumors start. Val, her new best friend, is torn between believing Liberty and trusting her old friend Ryan when it comes to the truth. What is the trouble with Liberty?

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"[A] well-written, fast-paced novella that will hook readers. Even though it is geared toward reluctant readers, many teens will be able to relate to the situations."

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"Butcher accurately captures the gossipy social milieu of a school and a small community...Recommended."

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"A well-written novel with believable characters and colourful expressions."

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"Everyone who has gone to high school has met a manipulator like Liberty...This book was an absolute page-turner...Highly Recommended."

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Kristin Butcher is the author of several books for young readers, including The Trouble with Liberty and The Hemingway Tradition in the Orca Soundings collection. Kristin lives in Campbell River, British Columbia.

 
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Black*Out

Arena Verlag | Blackout - Hideout - Timeout


Christopher ist auf der Flucht. Gemeinsam mit der gleichaltrigen Serenity ist er unterwegs in der Wüste Nevadas. Irgendwo dort draußen muss Serenitys Vater leben, der Visionär und Vordenker Jeremiah Jones, der sämtlicher Technik abgeschworen hat, nachdem er erkennen musste, welche Gefahren die weltweite Vernetzung mit sich bringen kann. Doch eine Flucht vor der Technik - ist das heute überhaupt möglich? Serenity ahnt bald, auf was und vor allem auf wen sie sich eingelassen hat. Denn der schwer durchschaubare Christopher ist nicht irgendjemand. Christopher hat einst den berühmtesten Hack der Geschichte getätigt. Und nun ist er im Besitz eines Geheimnisses, das dramatischer nicht sein könnte: Die Tage der Menschheit, wie wir sie kennen, sind gezählt. 

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Andreas Eschbach wurde 1959 geboren und schreibt seit seinem 12. Lebensjahr. Nach dem Abitur studierte er in Stuttgart Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik und arbeitete zunächst als Softwareentwickler, bevor er sich ausschließlich dem Schreiben widmete. Bekannt wurde er durch den Thriller „Das Jesus Video“, der monatelang auf den Bestsellerlisten stand und erfolgreich verfilmt wurde. Im Sommer 1994 erhielt Andreas Eschbach ein Stipendium der Arno-Schmidt-Stiftung „für schriftstellerisch hochbegabten Nachwuchs“. Im Frühjahr 1995 erschien der erste Erwachsenen-Roman, der auf Anhieb den Literaturpreis des Science Fiction Clubs Deutschland gewann. Alle weiteren Romane wurden ebenfalls mit mindestens einem Preis ausgezeichnet! Seit Mitte 1996 ist Andreas Eschbach als freier Schriftsteller tätig und lebt heute in der Bretagne.

 
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Breaking Point

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Soundings


Cameron has been in trouble with the law more than once for breaking and entering. After his latest conviction, he's sent to an outdoors program for young offenders rather than a standard juvenile detention facility. There he meets Brianna, a girl who has been caught selling drugs at her school. They bond quickly, and she convinces Cameron to steal two sea kayaks and head off with her into the wilderness of bays and coves of Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore. It's a fearless but ill-timed escape as a hurricane is about to pound the coast. They must use all their courage and newfound survival skills if they are going to make it back to shore alive. And Cameron suspects that Brianna may not be telling him the truth about her real plans.

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"This book has a realistic feel and is a quick, fun recommendation for reluctant readers."

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"Students who are less independent or struggling readers will appreciate the language and length of this text...Recommended for school and public libraries who want to add a survival story to their hi-lo collection."

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"Choyce's writing style is clear and concise...The hi-low format—with its emphasis on plot, action, short chapters, and large font—assures that teens reading below grade level can easily follow the story's fast pace."

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"Fast-paced and well-written...Will appeal to many young and reluctant readers."

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"A good adventure story. The writing is clear, and he doesn't drag out the adventure sections with too much description of actions and details."

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Lesley Choyce, who has been teaching English and creative writing for over thirty years, is the author of more than ninety books of literary fiction, short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction and young adult novels. He has won the Dartmouth Book Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize and the Ann Connor Brimer Award. He has also been short-listed for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor, the White Pine Award, the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award, the Aurora Award from the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association and, most recently, the Governor General’s Literary Award. He lives in Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia.

 
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First Time

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Soundings


Haley and Lynn are best friends. When Lynn meets Chad, a player several years older, Haley feels left out. She tries to be happy for her friend, but when her mother's new boyfriend starts making unwanted advances, Haley finds she has no one to tell. Not wanting to upset her mother's happiness and finding that Lynn is drifting away, Haley has to face her tormentor alone and face up to some very hard truths.

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"First Time illustrates a dangerous situation in which Haley learns to regret ignoring her instincts...Recommended."

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"Tilly uses Haley's story as a way of discussing sexual abuse...The dialogue between Haley and her best friend...is indicative of what teens deal with on a daily basis."

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"A fast-paced, intense novel that is sure to keep you guessing and turning its pages...definitely worth a read."

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"Mature readers will sympathize with Haley's difficult situation."

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"A lightning-quick read that...will likely provoke some discussion among young people about how to handle difficult situations."

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"Realistic dialogue and situations characterize this novel. Struggling readers will appreciate the quick pacing and the low reading/high interest level."

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"Teens will find themselves engrossed in this tale of sexual abuse. Self-examination is just one of the outcomes for those who read this tale. Recommended.'

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"Captures the emotions and feelings of sixteen year old girls perfectly...a very good addition to the young adult genre."

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"Truly excellent tale...the voice and persona of Haley capture what is so worth cherishing in an adolescent."

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"Tilly has written in an immediate, sometimes raw manner."

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"Fast-paced, with short chapters and high-interest content. Haley's thought process...is heartbreaking."

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"Tilly accomplishes her goal of getting into a teenager's head in 100 short pages, and the novel is riveting."

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"The lack of a sweetly tied up ending is a point in this title's favor, allowing the reader to come up with their own ideas... A possible high/low choice for high school age female readers."

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Meg Tilly is the author of two adult novels, Singing Songs (A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, 1994) and Gemma, both published with Syren Book Company. Her first YA novel, Porcupine, was released by Tundra in Sept 2007, and was shortlisted for a BC Book Prize, The Canadian Libraries Association Best Children’s Book 2008, and Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award 2008. It also was an Ontario Library Top Ten Best Bets 2008. First Time is her first book published with Orca. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with her family. For more information, visit www.officialmegtilly.com.

 
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The Darwin Expedition

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Soundings


Tej and Liam are going snowboarding. When they take a shortcut over a treacherous logging road and have an accident, their adventure becomes more about survival than fresh powder. Tracked by a hungry bear, while trying to outrun the weather without any food, Tej and Liam learn about their friendship and what it will take to survive. When Tej is hurt, Liam decides he has to go for help—alone.

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"A story chock-full of action and drama...The reader feels fear, discomfort, and desperate urgency along with the characters."

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"Manages to combine an exciting adventure with a reading level suited to struggling readers."

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"Should be popular with teen boys as well as the growing number of fans of the Orca Soundings series."

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"Interesting, believable characters and an intriguing plot-line."

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"Combining plenty of action with realistically cogent concerns, this should find some success with its target audience."

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Diane Tullson has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and is a trained technical writer. She is a member of the Canadian Children's Book Centre, the Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable, Children's Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia and the Writers Union of Canada. Diane has been nominated for many awards, including the Stellar Award and the Arthur Ellis Award. Diane lives near Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.dianetullson.com.

 
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