Road Block

  • Pages:168
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Young Readers
  • Themes:rural life, family, activism, farm, novel about summer vacation
  • Available:04/01/2012
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Lexile:590L
  • ATOS:4.0
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:S
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In this sequel to Trouble in the Trees, it's the end of grade six and Bree plans to spend the summer hanging around her townhouse complex in Vancouver, climbing trees with her friends. But her parents have other plans for her.

Bree is going to Ontario to stay with her grandma who lives on a farm "in the middle of nowhere." A farm that is about to be destroyed by a superhighway unless Bree can stop it. Convinced that saving the land will end her grandma's unhappiness, Bree tries to rally cousins and neighbors, but instead of finding help, Bree uncovers some shocking things about her relatives. The more Bree gets to know about her extended family and their farm, the more complicated everything becomes. If she isn't able to save the farm, can she at least manage to save her family?

"This engaging novel is perfect for young people who are looking for a role model that is strong, yet feels insecure at times; is driven, yet empathetic to other people. Recommended."
– Resource Links
"[Its] strong plot and believable characters make it a very likeable novel indeed."
– CM Magazine

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