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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 168
Themes: trains, fathers and sons, residential schools, cross-country, travel, abandonment, wrongfully accused
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 14/Nov/2017
Fry Reading Level: 4.2
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Fifteen-year-old Maxwell Stone has been surviving and thriving in the tough part of East Vancouver by being smart and fast. But when a drug deal goes wrong, Max suddenly finds himself on the run from both the bad guys and the cops. Desperate to escape, Max impulsively decides to hop on a moving freight train. His first attempt to climb aboard fails, but at the last second a hand reaches down and pulls him in. Joseph has been riding the rails for years, and his tales inspire Max to take a journey to the last place he ever expected to go.

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