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(Skate Freak, Sewer Rats)
Fiction Ages 10-14
Pages: 0
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/09/2011
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    Each GoReader features:
  • Two complete hi-lo novels from the Orca Currents series
  • Arrives at your school or library ready to play
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Book details:
Skate Freak by Lesley Choyce
Dorf is all about skateboarding and so far that's worked out fine. But now that he's in a new city, the terrain has changed. He's no longer free to skateboard where he wishes, school is more difficult, and his passion for skateboarding garners him the nickname and reputation of a freak. With daring stunts he gains the grudging respect of local troublemakers, but he needs to tap into another kind of courage to effect real change.

Sewer Rats by Sigmund Brouwer
Jim, Mickey and Lisa belong to a secret club called the Sewer Rats. Every Saturday the Sewer Rats reign supreme in paintball wars held in the city's storm drain system. The new kid, Carter, wants to join, but Lisa doesn't want him in the club. When Carter is hurt in his first paintball war, Jim and Mickey suspect that Lisa planned the accident. They try to confront her, but she runs into the tunnels just as a rainstorm begins. Jim and Mickey have to get Lisa out before the tunnels fill with water.

by: T Wilson-Scorgie - June 24, 2013
"We have had a lot of success in motivating reluctant readers in grade 6 using the Orca 'Go Reader' audiobooks. It is great to see the students enthusiastic about the reading process."

Middle-school fiction
for reluctant readers

Key Features:

Contemporary stories

Compelling characters

Ideal for Lit Circles

Ideal for Independent Reading

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