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Chill
By author: Colin Frizzell
Selling Points: "School bullying, disabilities"
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Sep/01/2006
Lexile Level: 820L
Fry Reading Level: 3.5
Pages: 128
Fiction Ages 12+
Price:  $9.95
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Chill's foot dragged behind him like a murder victim being taken to a shallow grave by a killer too weak to do the job—but he still stood straighter than any other kid in school.
Chill has always been different, but the way he deals with his disability and his art have given him the power to survive the horrors of high school. When a new teacher arrives, determined to crush his students' spirit, Chill decides to fight back and risk everything. A story of doing the right thing and standing up for yourself—and your friends.
Canadian Book Review Annual - June 15, 2008
"The author has succeeded in capturing what teens think and feel. Highly recommended."
NMRLS Youth Services Book Review - November 18, 2007
"This is a perfect title for struggling readers and will appeal to a variety of teen readers."
KLIATT - March 1, 2007
"A good read for all teens, especially for the less popular and the artistically inclined...one of the better Orca Soundings."
School Library Journal - March 1, 2007
"Perfect for struggling and reluctant readers."
TeensReadToo.com - March 1, 2007
"Frizzell mixes the right ingredients to please middle school boys."
CM Magazine - November 24, 2006
"Frizzell reaches deep into the psyche of high school students...[and] respectfully emulates the voice of a teen."

Awards

YALSA Quick Picks, long-listed  US  2007
CCBC Our Choice, commended  CA  2007
Resource Links "The Year's Best", commended  CA  2007

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