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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 120
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 17/Nov/2020
Fry Reading Level: 3.8
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Cam needs to know why the man who killed his father is now stalking his family.

As much as life has changed forever since the death of his father, much has stayed the same for Cam. He's always had a great deal of responsibility around the house, but the burden is heavier now with the load of grief he's been carrying. After the man who was driving the truck that killed his father begins to turn up everywhere: at his work, in stores, at his sister's school. Cam feels pressure to keep his family safe and starts following his father's killer in search of answers.

Booklist
"Compact, dialogue driven writing keeps the atmosphere tense as Cam races toward a confrontation with his father's killer...A resonant, quick read from a reliable reluctant reader series."
Washington State Young Adult Review Group
"Explored some tough issues, yet did it in a fast-paced way that will appeal to reluctant readers."
Library Media Connection
"I found the book a quick but thought-provoking read, the characters believable and the story compelling. I would recommend its purchase both for the library and the classroom."
The Horn Book Guide
"Peterson keeps readers engaged from page one of this suspenseful and touching (yet admirably unsentimental) hi-lo book."
CM Magazine
"[Peterson] writes accomplished suspense, especially given the limitations placed on high interest-low vocabulary titles. Readers will be hard-pressed to stop at the end of each short chapter, and the author convincingly conveys Cameron's fear and confusion...Characters, even Cameron's deceased father, are complex and multi-dimensional...Peterson's novel should find an audience with suspense fans of all reading levels. Recommended."

Middle-school fiction
for reluctant readers

Key Features:

Contemporary stories

Compelling characters

Ideal for Lit Circles

Ideal for Independent Reading

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