Shutout

  • Pages:160
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Sports
  • Themes:competition, bullying, social media, peer pressure, teen romance
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  • Available:01/29/2019
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Reading Level:3.4
  • Lexile:HL620L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:Z
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Alex Paterson is the number-one goalie on his high-school hockey team.

Alex is thrilled that his team has made the playoffs. But when graffiti that apparently can be traced back to Alex is found on the walls of the school, and a photo of Alex at a party with a beer in his hand starts making the rounds, he is suspended from the team, and his reputation as a good kid is put in doubt. Alex knows he's innocent. The problem is, he cannot figure out who would want to frame him. Or why. Is it the other goalie who wants all the glory for himself? Or someone from a rival team looking for an advantage? With everyone assuming the worst about him, it's up to Alex to find out who is behind it all, not only to clear his name, but to save the season.

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 student who likes a plays sports will enjoy this easy-to-read novel for its detailed descriptions of the game of hockey…With minute detail builds tension and suspense as if the reader is sitting int the rink…A great read!”
– Canadian Teacher Magazine
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens   | 2019  |  Commended