121 Express

121 Express

by Monique Polak
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121 Express by Monique Polak

The students of the 121 express are infamous for bad behavior and Lucas knows his role on the bus will determine his social standing at his new school. Lucas is tired of being one of the nerds. When he attracts the negative attention of the cool troublemakers, he saves himself by teasing another kid. His ploy works and soon Lucas is right in the center of the mayhem on the bus. He loves his new found popularity, but when the fun and games push the bus driver to a nervous collapse and hospitalizes and elderly lady, Lucas begins to question his choices.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551439761
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 03/01/2008
Series: Orca Currents Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 555,784
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: HL620L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Monique Polak teaches English and Humanities at Marianopolis College in Montreal and also works as a freelance journalist. Her historical novel, What World Is Left, won the 2009 Quebec Writers' Federation Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Monique lives in Montreal with her husband, a newspaper man.

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121 Express 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Heidi_G More than 1 year ago
An Orca Currents selection, high interest for struggling readers. Lucas has just moved to Montreal and rides the 121 Express bus to and from school. It is well-known throughout the school and the transit company for being full of troublemakers, and Lucas finds that the reputation is well-earned. He sees that the cool teens ride in the back and the nerds are seated quietly in the front and knows he doesn't want to be a nerd. This book is full of teen pranks, some worse than others. There is the one drawback to the book- it seems unrealistic that the pranks would be allowed to continue and even escalate to the extent that they did. Teens will appreciate the desire to fit in with the cool crowd and will laugh at the pranks.