Bang

Bang

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by Norah McClintock
     
 

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Quentin and JD have been friends forever. 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 get away with it, 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

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Quentin and JD have been friends forever. 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 get away with it, 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:
9781554695720
Publisher:
Orca Book Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Series:
Orca Soundings Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Read an Excerpt

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

Meet the Author

Norah McClintock's fascinating mysteries are hard to put down. She is a five-time winner of the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for Best Juvenile Crime Novel. Although Norah is a freelance editor, she still manages to write at least one novel a year. Norah grew up in Montreal, Quebec, and now lives with her family in Toronto, Ontario. This is her eleventh book with Orca.

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Bang 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is good but why would a friend blam the killing on a friend? I think its a okay book.
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Honya More than 1 year ago
This book is about a boy who is struggling after witnessing his best friend kill a man. What can I say, it's an Orca Soundings book? Orca Soundings books tend not to be top-quality literature, but this one wasn't so bad. It's a fast read and simple.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very good. I gave it a four because it took for ever to get to the topic but it was a good book