I.D.

I.D.

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by Vicki Grant
     
 

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In trouble at home and at school, Chris is struggling to do the right thing. When he finds a wallet on the street, he tries to return it to its owner. However, as circumstances slowly start unraveling and his whole life appears headed down the drain, Chris realizes that the person who owns the wallet looks a lot like him and has a life he would do almost anything for.…  See more details below

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In trouble at home and at school, Chris is struggling to do the right thing. When he finds a wallet on the street, he tries to return it to its owner. However, as circumstances slowly start unraveling and his whole life appears headed down the drain, Chris realizes that the person who owns the wallet looks a lot like him and has a life he would do almost anything for. What if he switched identities? What if he became someone else?

Editorial Reviews

KLIATT - Shaunna Silva
Once again, Orca Soundings has provided a high-quality story for reluctant readers. This fast-paced, heart-thumping novel is about what it's like to get the chance to live someone else's life. Christopher Bent is a senior in high school whose family believes he is lazy and will not amount to anything. At school, things are hardly better, with Mr. Oxner looking for him to screw up once again and suspend him. But, all Chris has to do is get through a few more weeks of high school without getting himself in trouble. The one good thing is Alexa Doucette, who has recently shown some interest in him, though he cannot fathom why a girl of her status would want anything to do with him. And then he finds a wallet that changes everything: now he has access to a bank account loaded with money and a license that, with some hair dye, matches Chris's description. Although the temptation to do the right thing is there, it is this wallet that symbolizes what Chris wants for his life. What if creating a new life really is this easy? I.D. will appeal to most any upper middle school or high school boy because of its current-day theme and fast-paced action, packed into a short novel. A definite recommendation for reluctant readers.
CD Syndicated
"I.D. is remarkable just for being about something as topical (and, unfortunately, enticing) as identity theft. Then the book gets better by building an actual story (and not a lame morality lesson) aound its issue. It's also so tautly written that I was impressed and engrossed in how it was all going to turn out."
CM Magazine
"Coherent, snappy prose...undeniably motivating; readers will feel able to commit to this book...Recommended."
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554696420
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

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I looked at his driver's license. He was five foot nine, 150 pounds and had blue eyes. What do you know? Same as me. I almost laughed. Funny how we could be so much alike and so different at the same time. Andrew Ashbury got everything he could ever want and I got nothing.

How did that happen? I stared at his face. What was so great about him? He was no better than me.

Meet the Author

Vicki Grant left her career in advertising and television to write her first novel, The Puppet Wrangler, in 2004. She enjoys writing for young adults, with a particular interest in reluctant readers. Vicki's books have gone on to win many awards, including the prestigious Arthur Ellis Award in 2006. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with her husband and three children.

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