- Imprint: Formac Publishing Company Limited
- Publication Date: 1 January 1996
- Copyright Year: 1996
- ISBN: 9780887803642
- Page Count: 121
- Dimensions: 5" x 7.75"
- Interest ages: 11-16
Falling through the Cracks
The odds are stacked against Melanie and Trent, who are trying to stay in high school while holding down part-time jobs to survive.
Falling Through The Cracks is the lates of Lesley Choyce's young adult novels presenting realistic characters confronting difficult contemporary decisions. It's a no-holds-barred story about two kids forced to make the best of a bad situation.
The odds are stacked against Melanie and Trent, who are trying to stay in high school while holding down part-time jobs to survive. Falling through the cracks of the social support system, they must learn to rely on each other if they're going to make it.
About the Author
LESLEY CHOYCE is a novelist and poet living at Lawrencetown Beach in Nova Scotia. A former grand champion of the Men's Open Canadian National Surfing Championships, he surfs on the Atlantic coast year-round, along with running a literary publishing house and teaching English at Dalhousie University. He also has a regular nationally-broadcast program on Vision TV called Off the Page with Lesley Choyce. He is the author of more than fifty books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction for adults and children, including Carrie's Crowd and Go For It Carrie. His writing has earned him several awards, including two Dartmouth Book Awards and the Ann Connor Brimer Award for the Young Adult novel Good Idea Gone Bad. Five of his previous Formac novels have received the Canadian Children's Book Centre's "Our Choice" Award. The Ottawa Citizen calls him "a national treasure."
"Choyce has a feeling for the young and dispossessed, for the terrible angst of adolescence and the rituals of rebellion."
Globe and Mail
Tara's got it made - good grades, cool parent's, a weekend job, and a boyfriend, Ron. Then, quite suddenly, many of the pieces of her perfect life start to crumble, including her stable, happy home.$8.95, PaperbackInterest ages: 11-16