Zee's Wayby Kristin Butcher
Zee and his friends are angry that their old haunt has been replaced by stores that are off-limits to them and storekeepers who treat them with distrust. To let the merchants know what he and his friends think, Zee paints graffiti on the wall of the hardware store. After the wall is repainted, Zee decides to repeat the vandalism, but this time with more artistic flair. A store owner catches him in the act and threatens to call the police--unless Zee agrees to repair the damage.
Jeanne M. McGlinn
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I scrambled back to the sidewalk and started cramming everything into my pack. At least I tried to. But nothing wanted to go. Paint tubes squirted through my fingers; brushes got caught in the sidewalk cracks. My water bottle rolled away. And that's when I realized there was someone standing near the end of the wall. I looked up. My mouth went dry. It was a man with a baseball bat. "I thought I might find you here tonight," he said.
Meet the Author
Kristin Butcher taught a variety of different subjects from primary school to high school before becoming an author. She credits her experience in the classroom with both helping her understand children and teens better, as well as making her a whiz at Trivial Pursuit. Kristin lives in Campbell River, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.kristinbutcher.com.
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Zee and his friends are known around town as a rough crowd. Colored hair, shaved head, tattoos, piercings--the guys sport all of them. A new mall has taken away the place they used to hang out, and now the shopkeepers in the new mall follow them whenever the guys enter stores. Zee takes to spray painting the exterior wall of one store and subsequently gets caught. In exchange for not being turned over to the police, Zee must work for the storekeeper. He realizes there may be a way for his friends and the shopkeepers to treat each other respectfully.