• Pages:128
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Currents
  • Themes:graffiti, employment, mystery, witness to a crime, wrongly accused
  • Available:04/01/2008
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Reading Level:3.3
  • Lexile:HL590L
  • ATOS:4.0
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Colin didn't think getting a job would make him a suspect in a series of robberies.

When Colin accepts the job to clean up the graffiti in an upscale neighborhood he worries that he might be targeted by gangs. But every time he is sent to clean up graffiti, the police are nearby investigating a crime. Colin knows he's done nothing wrong, but even he acknowledges his presence at the crime scenes looks suspicious. The only way he can clear his name is to figure out what is really going on.

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. Also available in French.

"Its realism and simplicity make this an excellent choice for high school and public libraries."
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"McClintock uses realistic and descriptive language to accentuate the simple plot. Excellent."
– Resource Links
"Though the characters get involved in some bad situations, they are good kids at heart. Realistic situations and contemporary content will appeal to reluctant readers."
– The Horn Book Guide
Resource Links, The Year's Best Books   | 2008  |  Commended
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens   | 2009  |  Commended

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