by Vicki Grant


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When Chris finds a wallet on the street he tries to return it to its owner. In trouble at home and at school, he is struggling to do the right thing. 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?

Also available in Spanish.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551436944
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 03/01/2007
Series: Orca Soundings Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 711,114
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: HL430L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Vicki Grant is the award-winning author of sixteen books for teens. Her books have been translated into fifteen languages. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For more information, visit www.vickigrant.com.

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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.

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I.D. 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
ParneetKaire on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After I read this book, "The I.D.," I thought this book was interesting! Its about a boy who had found someone's wallet that the person who owned the wallet, didn't even come to search for it. Christopher Bent , who was the boy, had kept the wallet started searching for that person who had lost their wallet....the rest can be read by you. This short chapter book had bits of suspense, adventure and drama, as I was reading and picturing how the story went. This book could be recommended for ages 12 and over. If you read this book, you will know what I mean in my review. (;
llpollac on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Chris hates the life he's leading. Between his dysfunctional family, troubles at school, and love life difficulties, escaping his circumstances is an attractive idea. When he finds a wallet belonging to a wealthy man who matches his physical description, Chris must decide whether to make this fantasy of escape a reality by taking on a new identity. The plot is straight-forward but compelling, and the premise intriguing. However, the characters are thinly developed, especially the ones other than Chris. This slim volume is written at a 2.8 reading level, making it a good choice for high-schoolers who are reading well below their grade level. Recommended for high school boys, reluctant readers, and anyone looking for a quick, easy read with contemporary interest.
ohioyalibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great suspenseful quick read for reluctant readers. Chris is a guy with lots of bad luck. But things start to change when he finds a lost wallet. Is this the start of a new life for him? Find out by reading "I.D."
frood42 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When Christopher Bent discovers a wallet on the sidewalk, he picks it up with every intention of returning it to its owner. However, Chris's life is a disaster both in school and at home, and as he realizes that he resembles the wallet's original owner, he begins to assume the identity of the man who lost the wallet, Andrew Ashbury. This novel, with its very modern theme of identity-theft, is fast paced with a manageable vocabulary for reluctant readers. Suspense builds as Chris's involvement in his scheme develops. First he only takes the money in the wallet, next he uses a dry cleaning receipt to pick up one of Andrew's suits, and he soon finds himself purchasing a plane ticket with Andrew's credit card, becoming increasingly concerned that he will be caught, but unwilling to abandon this easy path to a new life. He struggles with the morality of his actions and with his misery about his current life. The book's conclusion, however, is abrupt, out of place, and unsatisfying, ultimately detracting from the rest of the story. Some strong language and difficult situations make this book most appropriate for high school students.
Carmen.C on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I.D by: Vicki Grant - series of Orca Sounding The book I.D by: Vicki Grant was an awesome book. I enjoyed this book very much because it's about taking a rich person's identity (bank number,address,name etc.) for granted,but in the end the rich person who lost there identity was a criminal.So the person who took the rich person's identity was placed in prison instead of the real criminal.The book I.D gives a good message which is, not taking other people's identity,because who know if the person's I.D you find is a criminal or not?For people who like the genres mystery, fiction and theft; I think you would enjoy this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That person shouldn't spoil it for us and nobody care if you read the book because more than one million people read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We did not asks for the whole story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The title of the book is I.D. by Vicki Grant

The protagonist¿s name is Christopher.He is irresponsible because he gets to school late.He is also lazy because he doesn¿t do his homework.

At the beginning of the book Christopher finds a wallet.The wallet had a key,business cards,and a dry cleaning receipt.He tries to return it but the owner isn¿t home.Chris gets mad because the person who owns the wallet is rich and Christopher is poor.Then Christopher takes money out of the wallet to make himself look like the rich person.In the story Christopher takes out money from the ATM because he finds out the number for the credit card.The story has a shocking ending but you have to find out what happens when you read the story.

In the story Christopher goes to many places so there is a lot of settings.The story does not give you a time of when it happens.

I think that the story is trying to tell me to always return something that you find.

I liked the story because it¿s the first time I have read something like this.

Unfortunately I don¿t have any connections because I have never taken someone¿s I.D.

The names of some related books are Inside out, and Dead-End Job.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Attention Students: This book is a great ISU (Individual Study Unit) novel for english, i choose this book for my isu because it was short and easy to do my isu for. You should take the time to read it!