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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 0
Themes: Teen pregnancy, accountability
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Jan/2017
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Evie was pregnant and forced to give up the baby. But she can't just leave the child with strangers, especially when she thinks the baby is being neglected. With her boyfriend waiting in the truck, Evie snatches the baby and convinces him to drive her to Montreal where she plans to start a new life with her child. But when the baby won't eat and she and Justin argue, she ends up alone in a small town. As the baby becomes sicker, Evie must decide whether to admit her mistake and turn herself in, or to keep running.

Also available in Spanish.

School Library Journal
"The novel's fast pace will keep reluctant readers turning the pages to the end."
VOYA
"Lots of authentic dialogue and engrossing subject matter."
Canadian Book Review Annual
"This is a compelling, insightful addition to the Orca Soundings series. Recommended."
NMRLS Youth Services Book Review
"This Orca Soundings title with its fast-pace, high interest content, and low reading level is a perfect choice for a struggling female reader."
Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children's Books
"This high-interest Orca Soundings book will be sure to stimulate good discussions about responsibility, good and harmful decisions and hard consequences."

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Tayshas List  | 2008 | Commended
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