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Far From Shore
     

Far From Shore

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by Kevin Major
 

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Faced with instability on many sides, and living in an outport community in Newfoundland, fifteen-year-old Chris gropes for direction in a family broken apart by unemployment. Even his easy-going, humorous attitude fails to steady him as he stumbles through the summer after grade ten. He's failed his year, he can't find a summer job, and he's incredibly bored. So

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Faced with instability on many sides, and living in an outport community in Newfoundland, fifteen-year-old Chris gropes for direction in a family broken apart by unemployment. Even his easy-going, humorous attitude fails to steady him as he stumbles through the summer after grade ten. He's failed his year, he can't find a summer job, and he's incredibly bored. So the first thing he heads for is trouble -- trouble that ends in a confrontation with the law. Work as a counselor at a summer camp offers the challenge of a fresh start, but it is here, amid new responsibilities, that he encounters his toughest test as a young man.

Winner of the first Canadian Young Adult Book Award and named a Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal, Far from Shore was hailed as a unique and innovative novel when it was first published. As he has done throughout his career, Kevin Major broke new ground by tackling a multinarrative structure in a young adult novel -- an approach much imitated since but never more convincingly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554980604
Publisher:
Groundwood Books Ltd
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

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Meet the Author

Kevin Major is one of the best Canadian writers of his generation, and in 1992 he won the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. He has written sixteen novels for young people and adults, several of which have been translated into other languages. His books include Hold Fast (Hans Christian Andersen Honor List, winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Canadian Library Association Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award), Far from Shore (winner of the Canadian Young Adult Book Award), and The House of Wooden Santas (Mr. Christie's Book Award and the Ann Connor Brimer Award). Most recently, Ann and Seamus was shortlisted for eight book awards, including the Governor General's Award, and has been adapted into an opera. Kevin has recently been awarded an honorary degree by Memorial University, and he lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.

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Far From Shore 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Far From Shore is a good story for teenagers to read about 16 year old Chris Slade, a teenager with a drinking problem. Matters are not good at home, and it seems as if Chris is on a downward spiral. Read this book to discover Chris's many struggles and hardships, and how he deals with them. A great book for teenagers - definitely recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story is about a ten year old boy that can't find a job, and his family is being torn apart from unemployment. I think that this is a good book and the author did a really good job on explaining everything.