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Slick by Sara Cassidy

Liza, determined to prove that her mother's boyfriend is no good, starts researching the oil company he works for. Liza discovers a lawsuit against the company for compensation that is long overdue to Guatemalan farmers. She starts a group at school called GRRR! (Girls for Renewable Resources, Really!) and launches an attack on Argenta Oil. As her activism activities increase, her objections to her mother's boyfriend become political. She is learning to separate the personal from the political, but when her mother discovers her plans for a demonstration outside the Argenta Oil head office, the two collide in ways Liza least suspected.

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ISBN-13: 9781554695355
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Series: Orca Currents Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 440 KB
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Sara Cassidy has worked as a professional clown, a youth hostel manager, a tree planter in five Canadian provinces and a human-rights witness in Guatemala. Her poetry, fiction and articles have been widely published, and she has won a Gold National Magazine Award. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with her three children. More information about Sara can be found at:

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Slick 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Viper and cleaver bio comming soon
Heidi_G More than 1 year ago
Liza does not like her mom's boyfriend. When she discovers that he works for an oil company accused of environmental harm, she vows to expose the company and make it pay for the damage. Her efforts to form a new club at school, Girls for Renewable Resources, Really (GRRR), is comical but Liza is determined to not only get rid of the man in her mom's life but also to really help the people in Guatamala who have been so horrifically affected by the large oil company's actions. A great hi-lo read for teens interested in environmental issues.