Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect

by Sylvia Taekema


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Best friends Dana and Janelle had big plans for grade six. Run on the cross-country team together. Try out for volleyball. They’d even planned to be partners for the class geography project. Neither girl could have known that a biking accident would land Janelle in the hospital all summer long. Dana is convinced that everything will go back to normal once school starts. But Queen Bee Julia has co-opted her friend, and Janelle’s crutches make running or playing volleyball impossible. Over time, the girls begin to act more and more like strangers. As Dana struggles to come to terms with her feelings of guilt, anger and loneliness, she wonders if there’s anything left of her old friendship that’s salvageable. Can she find her way back to her best friend?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459808720
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 09/15/2015
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Sylvia Taekema's first novel, Seconds, was voted a Silver Birch Express Award Honour Book. She enjoys visiting classrooms and libraries and meeting with readers and writers of all ages. She also loves to read, bake cookies and go on camping adventures with her family. She lives in Chatham, Ontario. For more information, visit

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