Pickpocket

  • Pages:128
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:family grief, exploitation, delinquent, rescue mission, summer romance
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  • Pub Date:01/19/2021
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 12+
  • Fry Level:3.0
  • Lexile:HL500L
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After his younger sister dies, 17-year-old Jean-Luc goes into a downward spiral.

He is sent away for the summer to live with his uncle in a small town on the coast of France. On his first day there he meets the beautiful Selina and decides that this summer might not be so bad after all. That is until he realizes that she stole his wallet. Jean-Luc does some detective work and eventually tracks her down. Selina confesses that she and other runaway teens are being exploited by a mysterious figure known only as Le Patron. Jean-Luc devises a plan to help Selina escape, but will the two of them be able to outwit the dangerous criminal?

“An accessible, engaging tale of redemption.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“An engaging story that combines adventure, action, and an interesting destination. Highly Recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“This accessible, fast-moving story features a unique setting and a moving story of personal redemption. Recommended for high school collections in need of hi-lo materials.”
– School Library Journal
BC Books for BC Schools   | 2021  |  Commended