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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 128
Themes: siblings, brothers, juvenile detention, DJ, club scene
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 28/Jan/2020
Fry Reading Level: 2.8
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Three years ago Rob’s brother, Adam, was sent to jail for his part in the death of a girl who overdosed at a rave. But now that he has been released, Rob hopes that things can go back to the way they used to be. He soon realizes this is impossible. His brother has changed, the times have changed, and Rob has changed. Adam tells his mom and brother that he is planning to apply to a college in Toronto. He has already discovered how difficult it can be for someone with a criminal record to land a job and thinks he needs to get some education under his belt. He invites Rob to go on a road trip to the city to check out the college. However, Rob suspects that Adam hasn’t asked him along just for company. Adam still believes that there’s an easy way to get to where he wants to be. And if Rob can’t find a way to save Adam from himself, he just might go down with him.

CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“Takes the reader on a fast-paced adventure that explores themes relevant to teenagers, including family struggles and connections.”
Must Read Lit: K Thru YA
“Poignant for today’s culture of drug addiction and family upheaval.”