- Series: Lorimer SideStreets
- Imprint: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
- Publication Date: 22 February 2012
- Copyright Year: 2012
- ISBN: 9781552777114
- Page Count: 152
- Dimensions: 4.25" x 7"
- Interest ages: 14-18
- Reading level: Grade 3
Chosen as one of Resource Links' Year's Best for 2011
Cody and his friends call it street cleaning--four of them beating up on one guy they don't like the looks of. Cody partakes in the action, even though he'd rather be taking out his aggression on his drum kit. A drummer without a band is one lost dude, so Cody soon hooks up with Kelsey and guitar playing Alex.
Cody manages to keep his destructive tendencies under wraps long enough for the band to start to have a following. But before success comes knocking, Cody's old friends show up with a score to settle. Cody needs to decide whether the time is right to come clean about his past and face the consequences.
Lesley Choyce has revised and updated his 1994 Ann Connor Brimer Award winning novel published under the title Good Idea Gone Bad. His story of teens looking for trouble is as fresh today as it
was when it was first published.
About the Author
...The novel is fast paced and full of action and tense moments. It is written in simple language that makes it ideal for students who read below grade level or are learning English as a second language.
... a recommended purchase for public and school libraries."
Tia is spending the summer working at a special ranch for at-risk youth. She tries to bond with Sage, a street kid who has been given one last chance to get her life together. But when money goes missing, all fingers point to the troubled teen.$9.95, PaperbackInterest ages: 14-18Reading level: Grade 4There are no easy answers for girls growing up in a world where being pretty means being thin.$9.95, PaperbackInterest ages: 14-18Reading level: Grade 4
Jay is determined to make his name by climbing a tough rock face known as "The Wall" -- solo. No partner, no ropes, no equipment. Little does Jay suspect that it's his own life that will one day hang in the balance.$9.95, PaperbackInterest ages: 14-18Reading level: Grade 3