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Bang

Bang

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by Norah McClintock
     
 

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Quentin and JD have been friends forever. Even after JD gets in trouble Quentin stands by him. Hanging out together Quentin learns JD has a gun and when they are caught in a robbery JD uses the gun—with deadly results. Trying to cover up the crime and escape detection, Quentin gets in even deeper than he expected and learns that the only person he can trust

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Quentin and JD have been friends forever. Even after JD gets in trouble Quentin stands by him. Hanging out together Quentin learns JD has a gun and when they are caught in a robbery JD uses the gun—with deadly results. Trying to cover up the crime and escape detection, Quentin gets in even deeper than he expected and learns that the only person he can trust is himself. Especially when his freedom—and his future—is at stake.

Editorial Reviews

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"A great coming of age novel...It speaks volumes to teens about the destructiveness of drug use, anger, and idleness, while directly showing that there are always consequences for our actions. And, while the novel has wonderful themes for exploration, it also has an extremely engaging format. McClintock did a superb job creating the voice for Quentin, who narrates his story just like teenagers speak today...[It's] a wonderful format to engross the reader, and I absolutely love it. There is just enough mystery to peak interest, while not overwhelming or confusing the reader. I recommend this for all age groups, but especially reluctant readers. I strongly believe that this novel, along with other Orca Soundings books, will push reluctant readers to progressively read more, and build their way to higher reading levels."
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"Maintains the perfect balance of good story, age-appropriate conflict, good writing [with] a controlled vocabulary and style."
CM Magazine
"Fast-paced...narration style makes it easier to cover longer amounts of time in a shorter space. Recommended."
Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children's Books
"A powerful book...[that will] meet some important needs."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551436548
Publisher:
Orca Book Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Series:
Orca Soundings Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,130,653
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
HL600L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Read an Excerpt

The guy died. I'm not surprised. Also, I'm relieved.

Meet the Author

Norah McClintock is a five-time winner of the Crime Writers of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award for crime fiction for young people. She is the author of more than sixty YA novels, including books in Seven (the series), the Seven Sequels and the Secrets series. Norah lives in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, visit www.norahmcclintock.com.

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