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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 136
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Sep/2010
Fry Reading Level: 2.8
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Logan always takes the easy way out. After a night of drinking and driving he wakes up to find he has been involved in a senseless car accident and is dead. With the help of his guide, Wade, and the spirit of his grandmother, he realizes he has taken the wrong exit—he wasn't meant to die. His life had a purpose—to save his sister—but he took the easy way out and he failed. Now, before he can rest in peace, he has to try and save his sister from a future no child should face. He will only get one chance and he cannot afford to fail this time—for Amy’s sake and for his own.

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"Reading about how Logan struggles with these issues, and more, is the main pleasure of the book. Exit Point is a wonderful reading experience and Langston deserves full credit for having written such a thoughtful, and thought provoking, book."
Sheryl McFarlane's Blog
"Flashes of brilliant insight."
Washington State Review Group
"Another good [title] for reluctant high school readers...Will appeal to and satisfy those who like edgier content."
Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children's Books
"Wrenching issues are Orca Soundings forte as this 2.8 reading level meets struggling readers with a high-interest and attention-grabbing plot."
Canadian Bookseller
“An encouraging thought remains with readers: maybe it’s never too late for second chances.”
CM Magazine
"Teens will enjoy the fast pace and realistic dialogue and exlpration of the theme of life after death. Recommended."

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