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Comeback (Orca Soundings


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Ria is angry enough when her mother separates from her dad, but after he disappears while piloting his own plane, she decides to start a completely new life. With her five-year-old brother in tow, she runs away from home. When the realities of being on her own sink in, though, she soon realises her folly, but she refuses to return to a home and town where, she has discovered, her dad scammed his clients out of millions in savings. Part of the Orca Soundings imprint targeted at reluctant readers, Grant's novel folds drama and suspense into a story that carries echoes of our country's current financial woes. Although the novel's brief length doesn't allow for in-depth characterization or an intricate plot or setting, its premise will quickly grab readers, who will empathise with Ria's disillusionment and split-second, bad decision making. Grades 6-10. --Frances Bradburn

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"Grant's novel folds drama and suspense into a story that carries echoes of our country's current financial woes...Its premise will quickly grab readers, who will empathize with Ria's disillusionment and split-second, bad decision making."--Booklist (04/15/2010) "Reluctant and struggling readers will be satisfied by the compelling story."--School Library Journal (04/01/2010) "Grant expertly captures teenage nuances of speech and behaviour...The less-than-happy ending is a refreshing and realistic change from the many young adult books with idealistic finales...A fast-paced and entertaining read that teachers, librarians, and parents should consider sharing with their reluctant readers. Recommended."-- (02/26/2010) "Realistic dialogue and excellent character development accompany a fast-paced plot. Great for a hi/lo reader...Strongly recommended."-- (09/01/2010) "This Orca book carried so much depth...Ria felt like a real person, and I truly loved that. This book is something that I really recommend readers pick up if they want a story of intrigue, thriller, romance, mystery, etc. "-- (06/06/2011) "Grant takes readers on a frightening ride in Comeback. She captures the disappointment and frustration Ria feels when the life she's always known takes a dramatic turn. This fast-paced read is perfect for reluctant readers."-- (05/15/2010)

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