Orca Soundings No Problem

by Dayle Campbell Gaetz
64.00 NIS
She opened it and sprinkled something onto a hand mirror. A pure white powder. She divided it in half, stuck a short straw up one nostril and snorted the powder. "Cocaine?" I asked. "Yeah," she said, "it's way better than beer. Try some." She pushed it towards me. "Go on, it won't hurt you." I should have said no. But I just stared at that innocent-looking white powder and said nothing. Curt's dreams are going up in flames. Curt seems to have it all—a girlfriend, friends, a good summer job and a guaranteed position on the baseball team with the promise of a professional career. Then, one misstep causes his world to unravel and his life to plummet into the depths of depression and addiction. A bleak yet ultimately hopeful story about one teen's struggle with the pressures of growing up, fitting in and getting by.

Number of Pages: 128

Lexile Level: 390L

Reading Level: 2.2

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

SKU: 9781551432311