by Kim Firmston

Computer hacker Ethan's idol lets him down, and he worries about what kind of person that makes him

Ethan is trying his hardest to get some attention from his family, but his dad's focus is always directed towards troubled stepsister Haley. When a dark secret threatens to destroy his family life, Ethan turns to his hacking skills to figure out who to believe: his father or Haley. He must also deal with the fact that he has spent his life striving to be just like his dad, someone he may not really know -- or want to be -- at all.

About the Author

KIM FIRMSTON is a writer and creative writing instructor in Calgary, Alberta. Her short story "Life Before War" was shortlisted for the 2008 CBC Literary Awards. She is also the author of SideStreets novels Schizo and Hook Up, both Canadian Children's Book Centre Book Books for Kids & Teens selections.


"Kim Firmston has a good solid plot here in Touch, adding Ethan's finesse with technology, to provide readers with greater substance on which to focus our story demands."
CanLit for Little Canadians
"The story with its controversial and topical subject is fast-paced and thrilling but not too complicated and thus a perfect read also for reluctant teenage readers."
ReaderAlex blog
"What makes Touch successful is that the events are driven by the characters personalities... readers looking for a fast-moving, realistic story will be well satisfied with Touch." Highly Recommended.
Charlotte Duggan, CM: Canadian Review of Materials


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