Tag Archives: Canadian fiction

Book Review: Final Takedown

Student Book Reviewer: Kadeem F. – Grade 8

Final takedownby Brent R. Sherrard
Lorimer, 2010
Pages: 124
Series: SideStreets
Genre: Realistic fiction

Summary: This book is about two best friends named Elias and Jordan. Jordan’s mom adopts Elias because his mother is an alcoholic who’s on welfare.  Jordan acts like Elias older brother because of how close their bond is.  One day in the schoolyard a bunch of hockey kids picked a fight with Elias and Jordan, and Jordan ends up breaking the kid’s nose–Which gets them arrested.  As they’re in court, Jordan is thinking of a way to get out of there.  Elias must stand up for himself and not listen or get influenced by Jordan, because he’s just leading him down the wrong path, which might get him put away in jail forever. Continue reading


Book Review: Last Chance

Student Book Reviewer: Warda S. – Grade 8

Last Chanceby Lesley Choyce
Lorimer, 2009
Pages: 149
Series: SideStreets
Genre: Realistic fiction

Summary: Melanie and Trent are students in high school, they live together while trying holding down part-time job to survive. They don’t live at home and they can’t rely on the social support system. They have to help each other to stay out off streets. Continue reading