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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 0
Themes: immigrants, drugs, friendship
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Oct/2008
Lexile Level: HL540L
Fry Reading Level: 3.4
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Jason is an outsider. A recent immigrant from China, he lives in a close-minded town with his mother and younger brother. Falling in with the wrong crowd, trying to fit in, Jason takes chances and ends up in trouble with the police. Holding on to his friendship with an Indigenous boy, also an outsider, Jason finds he needs to fight to belong and to find a new home.

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