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Up North
By author: Jeff Ross
Selling Points: family, young offenders, murder, peer pressure, northern community
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Sep/19/2017
Fry Reading Level: 2.8
Pages: 144
Fiction Ages 12+
Price:  $9.95
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Rob Maclean and his mom have moved to a small community in northern Ontario in order to be closer to Rob's imprisoned brother, Adam. One night after a rowdy party, Rob and some friends end up in a van speeding through a First Nations reserve. The driver of the van has a deep hatred for Indigenous people, and he lobs rotten fruit at a group of young men gathered in front of a community center. The young men chase them down, and Rob's friend Alan is injured and ends up in a coma. Now the police are pressuring Rob to identify their prime suspect.

This is the second story featuring Rob and Adam Maclean after Coming Clean.


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