Chat Room

  • Pages:128
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Currents
  • Themes:confidence, honesty, DMs, online conversations, comments
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  • Available:03/01/2006
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Reading Level:4
  • Lexile:HL650L
  • ATOS:4.2
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:W
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Linda joins her high school's private online forum and gains a following, but someone wants to take it offline.

Linda is shy and avoids getting involved at school. But when her high school sets up online chat rooms she can't resist the urge to visit them. Fuelled by interest in a student with the nickname Cyrano, Linda participates in online conversations using the nickname Roxane and gains a reputation as the queen of one-liners. Soon Linda starts receiving gifts from a secret admirer who signs his gifts, "C." She is certain that her life has taken a turn for the better until "C" reveals his true identity.

This short novel is a high-interest, low-reading level book for middle-grade readers who are building reading skills, want a quick read or say they don’t like to read! The epub edition of this title is fully accessible.

"Recommended."
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"A balanced look at social connections, both real and virtual, and the basic need to feel accepted."
– KLIATT
"A good high-interest, low-vocabulary read for reluctant female middle-schoolers. Recommended."
– Canadian Book Review Annual
Resource Links, The Year's Best Books   | 2006  |  Commended
Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) Our Choice   | 2007  |  Commended

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