Impact

Impact

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by James Dekker
     
 

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Jordan's brother was killed two years ago in what appeared to be a random act. Now, as the family reads their impact statements in court before the suspect is sentenced, a different story emerges. Maybe this was not a random act. Maybe Jordan knows more than he is saying. What was the impact of that violent act? And who set the wheels in motion?  See more details below

Overview

Jordan's brother was killed two years ago in what appeared to be a random act. Now, as the family reads their impact statements in court before the suspect is sentenced, a different story emerges. Maybe this was not a random act. Maybe Jordan knows more than he is saying. What was the impact of that violent act? And who set the wheels in motion?

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"Students, particularly boys, who are struggling to read, may be intrigued by this story of revengeful stalking, murder and betrayal."
Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group
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Children's Literature - Mary Jo Edwards
As his broken father reads his victim impact statement at Mark's murder trial, eighteen-year-old Jordan reflects on the events preceding his older brother's death as well as the trial itself. After the sentences are rendered, Jordan is approached by one of the guilty boys, who reminds Jordan that he did not reveal their dirty little secret on the witness stand. Their brief but revealing interaction does not occur until late in the story. Dekker's second novel in the "Orca Soundings" series focuses on the role that Jordan's jealousy played in his brother's murder and his subsequent guilt and shame. In addition, Dekker relates from Jordan's perspective how Mark's death and his short but well-lived life affected not only his younger brother but also his parents, his new girlfriend, and his friends. The characters in this brief, somber title come across as real and sympathetic. Dekker demonstrates how jealousy and secrets can destroy lives. Reviewer: Mary Jo Edwards

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551439952
Publisher:
Orca Book Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Series:
Orca Soundings Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,109,490
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
HL660L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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"Mark was my firstborn son," my father says, reading the words he has written. "He was a good boy and a hard worker. His mother and I were so proud of him"

But that didn't stop someone from killing him.

Meet the Author

James C. Dekker is a first-time author and a fresh new voice in teen fiction. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, and, as far as he knows, is not known to police.

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