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There's nothing more exciting than being young and in love—especially when the object of your affection is an older guy who showers you with gifts and attention. But when Yolande's new boyfriend, Etienne, asks her to go on a date with another guy, it becomes clear that his love comes at a terrible price. Inspired by true events, On the Game follows one ordinary girl on an extraordinary journey into the dark world of teenage prostitution.

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Overview

There's nothing more exciting than being young and in love—especially when the object of your affection is an older guy who showers you with gifts and attention. But when Yolande's new boyfriend, Etienne, asks her to go on a date with another guy, it becomes clear that his love comes at a terrible price. Inspired by true events, On the Game follows one ordinary girl on an extraordinary journey into the dark world of teenage prostitution.

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CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"...a story that is entrenched with the reality surrounding teenagers today.... a story for every teenager, both male and female. For the male, the novel teaches the lesson of the need to take care of other's feelings, and for the female, it shows that it is sometimes necessary to ask for help if you do not think you can say no. A book that, once it is started, is difficult to put down."
Montreal Review of Books
"Polak's cautionary work is hauntingly convincing."
CM Magazine
"...a story that is entrenched with the reality surrounding teenagers today.... a story for every teenager, both male and female. For the male, the novel teaches the lesson of the need to take care of other's feelings, and for the female, it shows that it is sometimes necessary to ask for help if you do not think you can say no. A book that, once it is started, is difficult to put down."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550288766
  • Publisher: Lorimer, James & Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/1/2005
  • Series: Lorimer SideStreets Series
  • Pages: 184
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: HL610L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Monique Polak has written many novels for young adults, including her historical novel, What World Is Left, which won the 2009 Quebec Writers' Federation Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature. In addition to writing award-winning books for youth, Monique Polak teaches English and Humanities at Marianopolis College in Montreal, Quebec, and also works as a freelance journalist. Monique lives in Montreal with her husband, a newspaper man.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2007

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    this book is inspiring i love it once i stated reading the back cover i knew i had to read it all! Its very inspiring many teenage girls go throught that even though i havent been throught that it ill help me so i wont do the same mistake as she did!

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