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Road Block
By author: Yolanda Ridge
Selling Points: "Rural life, family, activism"
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Apr/01/2012
Pages: 168
Fiction Ages 8-11
Price:  $7.95
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My view from the top of Gnarly included the road at the end of the long lane, congested with cars even though it was early afternoon. Nowhere close to rush hour. The road was on the map, of course. It had probably been a horse track back when the land was being used as a cemetery. Soon to be replaced by a superhighway, unless I could do something to stop it.

In this sequel to Trouble in the Trees, it's the end of grade six and Bree plans to spend the summer hanging around her townhouse complex in Vancouver, climbing trees with her friends. But her parents have other plans for her; she is going to Ontario to stay with her grandma who lives on a farm "in the middle of nowhere." A farm that is about to be destroyed by a superhighway unless Bree can stop it. Convinced that saving the land will end her grandma's unhappiness, Bree tries to rally cousins and neighbors, but instead of finding help, Bree uncovers some shocking things about her relatives. The more Bree gets to know about her extended family and their farm, the more complicated everything becomes. If she isn't able to save the farm, can she at least manage to save her family?
CM Magazine - October 17, 2012
"[Its] strong plot and believable characters make it a very likeable novel indeed."
Resource Links - April 1, 2012
"This engaging novel is perfect for young people who are looking for a role model that is strong, yet feels insecure at times; is driven, yet empathetic to other people. Recommended."


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