Riot Act [NOOK Book]

Overview

How often do you get to see a car tipped or stores looted? Seventeen-year-old Daniel gets caught up in a post-game riot, and then he and his best friend escape police by breaking into a store. They only intend to cut through to the alley, but rioters follow and trash the place. Daniel prevents an arsonist from torching the store; the next day he's a hero while his friend is outed as a rioter. Can Daniel save face, and will it cost him his friend?
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Riot Act

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Overview

How often do you get to see a car tipped or stores looted? Seventeen-year-old Daniel gets caught up in a post-game riot, and then he and his best friend escape police by breaking into a store. They only intend to cut through to the alley, but rioters follow and trash the place. Daniel prevents an arsonist from torching the store; the next day he's a hero while his friend is outed as a rioter. Can Daniel save face, and will it cost him his friend?
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Editorial Reviews

NJ Youth Services
"The riot scenes [are] tightly written and really convey a sense of danger and urgency. Teens looking for a fast read will find it here."
Tri State YA Book Review Committee
"The pace moves along quickly, the sentences are short, and the characters are realistic...The writing is terse but lyrical, easy to read and compelling."
CM Magazine
"Tullson skillfully navigates themes of forgiveness, mob mentality, and redemption, in this short but poignant addition to the Orca Soundings book series. Riot Act is the story of young people caught up in events beyond their control, but who must take responsibility both for what they did—no matter how small in relation to the misdeeds of others—and what they did not do. The events are told realistically, mirroring the actual events of the Vancouver post-game riots in 2011, with text even describing images in newspapers and actual recorded events...A fast-paced, plausible, and satisfying read that teens will likely enjoy and learn from."
Booklist
"Inspired by the 2011 Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver, this slim Orca Soundings volume raises hefty questions about human nature...Tullson punctuates the action-packed drama with short, spare narration that maintains tension throughout. Reluctant readers in particular will appreciate the effect as well as the arresting subject matter."
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"The reality check this story provides will have most readers questioning their own behaviour and that of their peer group. The more subtle but equally important message about the building of strong families and working hard at your job will send quiet reverberations through readers' lives. The dialogue is excellent, revealing character and moving the action along...Bravo to Orca and to Tullson for addressing these timely and eternal themes in such a riveting fashion."
Southwest Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group
"This short, easy-read, high-interest novel is for teens in grades 9-12. The topic and storyline will hold the interest of teenagers."
NMRLS Youth Services Book Review Group
"Very fast-paced, action-filled, likable believable characters—and well written."
Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries (SWON)
"This quick read will appeal to reluctant readers. It is fast paced and interesting. This story reveals how quickly things can get out of hand and end up in a full blown riot."
School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—In Cuts, Daniel is infatuated with Mac, a beautiful but troubled musician with a reputation for running away from her problems. The recent death of her grandmother has her friends, including Daniel, on alert. On the eve of the destruction of her grandmother's house, she comes on to him. When he wakes, Mac has gone, leaving nothing but a trail of gifts to her friends and music teacher. While the book is certainly aimed at struggling readers, Ryan's foreshadowing of Mac's suicide attempt is subtle enough to satisfy sophisticated readers, and the references to music studies may make this story appealing to musicians. In Riot Act, 17-year-old Daniel (not the same one as in Cuts) and his friend head down to the city center to watch a sporting event on a big screen. The boys sneak in bottles of alcohol, and Nick drinks too much. After the home team loses, things get out of control quickly and rumors of a riot become a reality. The night takes a serious turn when Daniel meets Abbi, the granddaughter of the owner of the pizzeria that he breaks into while running away from the cops. Through Daniel's observations, Tullson describes the events without judgment, leaving lots of room for teens to assess the situation-and Daniel's actions-for themselves. She includes the harsh reality of the aftermath: the hate mail, the cyberbullying, and threats on the lives of the rioters. In the end, Daniel takes responsibility for his actions and, by doing so, wins the girl. Based on the Stanley Cup Riots in Vancouver, this fast-paced, slim novel is a disturbing but ultimately satisfying story that will surely spark discussion. Both books have short chapters and ample white space. Solid additions to hi/lo collections.Alison O'Reilly, Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library, Cutchogue, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781459801424
  • Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Series: Orca Soundings Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • File size: 270 KB

Meet the Author

Diane Tullson grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and has studied English literature, journalism and editing. Before becoming an author, Diane worked in newspaper, radio and travel. She is a member of the Canadian Children's Book Centre, the Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable, Children's Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia and the Writers Union of Canada. Diane has been nominated for many awards, including the Stellar Award and the Arthur Ellis Award. Diane lives with her family in Delta, British Columbia. For more information, visit dianetullson.com.
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Black smoke bites my lungs. I gasp to get a breath. As I turn away from the police car, there's a whooshing sound and flames spill from the broken windows. People scramble back from the heat. It feels like my jersey is on fire, but it's not. The torched car, the cheering crowd; it's awful and scary and weirdly fun, like we're in a virtual world. But the smoke is real—very real—and all rules are off.

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