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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 128
Themes: boycotts, corporations, fast food, activism, healthy eating
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 14/Sep/2021
Fry Reading Level: 3.8
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Can Ian stand up for what he believes in?

When Ian and his classmates watch a documentary about the health concerns of eating fast food, Ian decides to start a boycott and stop everyone he can from eating at Frankie's, a huge fast-food chain with a questionable menu. The boycott takes off and Frankie's gets concerned. The company's lawyers threaten Ian and his friends and try to force them to stop the boycott. Ian must convince others that the boycott is a good idea, but can he do it?

ReaderReviews.com
"A great way to show kids that one person can make a difference."
KLIATT
"Pacing, characters, appeal and understated humor...create an entertaining and intriguing read."
ALAN Review
"Ian is an intelligent witty narrator, and this fast-paced, large-print novel explores the seamy sides of the fast-food industry and legal profession while revealing the business tactics of each as being remarkably similar."
Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children's Books
"This is a book with many themes and would make an excellent starting point for discussion about political activism."
School Library Journal
"Well-written and thoughtful…will be popular with reluctant readers."
Washington State Revew Group
"Engaging and fast-moving, this is another noteworthy and well-written story."
Resource Links
"Excellent."

Awards

Resource Links "The Year's Best"  | 2006 | Commended
CCBC Our Choice  | 2007 | Commended
Tayshas List  | 2007 | Commended