House Party

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As the new girl in a strange town, Casey is trying desperately to fit in and make friends. When her parents leave town for the weekend, her friend suggests she have a house party. Casey is reluctant to go along, until she realizes maybe this is the answer to fitting in and making friends--and getting back at her parents. They invite a few people and then a few more, using msn and text messaging. Hundreds of people show up and things get out of hand. Casey is in more trouble than she thought possible and now she ...
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Overview

As the new girl in a strange town, Casey is trying desperately to fit in and make friends. When her parents leave town for the weekend, her friend suggests she have a house party. Casey is reluctant to go along, until she realizes maybe this is the answer to fitting in and making friends--and getting back at her parents. They invite a few people and then a few more, using msn and text messaging. Hundreds of people show up and things get out of hand. Casey is in more trouble than she thought possible and now she must decide whether--and how--to do the right thing.
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"An entertaining tale with a real-life lesson...House Party would make and excellent addition to any personal or class library."
TeensReadToo.com
"A fast-paced story that won't sit on the shelf for long."
Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children's Books
"Shakes fear in this mother['s] heart but does strike a suitable cautionary note for those tempted to deceive parents and party down."
Children's Literature - Della A. Yannuzzi
Author Walters has written a book with a message, and it is this: If you are pressured into having a house party when your parents are away, be prepared for the consequences. Casey finds herself in this predicament. Her friend Jen persuades her to have a house party instead of spending the night at Jen's house as she has promised her mother she will do. The invitation list starts out small, but slowly grows by word-of-mouth. Casey hardly knows any of the people who show up, bringing their own liquor and taking over her house. To make matters worse, Casey's friend Jen drinks too much of the spiked punch and becomes sick just when Casey needs help controlling the mess she has gotten herself into. Jen pulls herself together and tries to help her friend clear out the house, but the situation worsens as the house is trashed, items are stolen, and the large picture window is broken. When the police arrive, they find a girl cut from glass and drunken teenagers running away. What began as a simple party plan turns into a nightmare for Casey and Jen. The hardest part is at the end, when Casey has to greet her parents with the news that she has let them down. The ending says it all: "Mom…Dad. I'm so sorry. I have something I have to tell you." Reviewer: Della A. Yannuzzi
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551437415
  • Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Series: Orca Soundings Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 697,695
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: HL600L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Walters began writing in 1993 as a way to entice his grade-five students into becoming more interested in reading and writing. At the end of the year, one student suggested that he try to have his story published. Since that first creation, Eric has published more than seventy novels. Often his stories incorporate themes that reflect his background in education and social work and his commitment to humanitarian and social-justice issues. He is a tireless presenter, speaking to more than seventy thousand students per year in schools across the country. Eric is a father of three and lives in Mississauga, Ontario, with his wife, Anita. For more information, visit www.ericwalters.net.

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I followed them into the living room and was met by a mass of people. My sudden courage seemed to deflate. How could I ever get this many people to leave?

Just then I heard the sirens.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2015

    Johnny

    Am i late for the party?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2015

    Dominic at kai

    U a boy or a girl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2015

    Maia

    -walks in, wearing a baby blue crop top with white ripped up skinny jeans and baby blue heels, grabs a beer and sits down-

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2015

    Kelly Hershey

    Info.
    Name: Kelly Hershey
    Female
    16
    Blonde hair blue eyes
    Wearing short red dress
    Popular
    HOT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2015

    Kai

    Girl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2015

    Dave

    He sighs. "This party already sucks." And walks back out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2015

    More news for idol

    Go to candy pie res 1 for candy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2015

    Jade

    "Hi." Smiles and walks around

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2015

    Liz

    Drinks a beer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2015

    Jane

    Key boardwas being funny sorry

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2015

    Sally

    Do u know where tay is

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2015

    Cori

    * walks in *

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2015

    Nick

    Gtg

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2015

    Jack

    Looks for the party

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2015

    Wild and idol

    Wild hey whats up

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    To sean

    Srry i know this is weird but u seem like a really nice guy. Im 15. Do u wanna talk.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    Sean

    Is dead!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2013

    emma

    Feels bad

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    Brittany

    Gets dressed and sits in the corner huging my knes to my chest

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    Ashton

    Girl

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