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Fiction Ages 10-14
Pages: 128
Themes: illness, loyalty, organ transplants
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/09/2005
Lexile Level: HL570L
Fry Reading Level: 3.3
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When Kurt is hurt in a soccer game and ends up in the hospital Tina tries to help him, but nobody will tell her what is wrong, and Kurt's parents don't want her around. Tina learns that Kurt needs a donor with a rare blood type, and she finds a match in Kurt's soccer rival Jason. Jason agrees to donate his blood to Kurt, but when Kurt disappears from the hospital, the situation becomes desperate. Then Kurt's rival is in a tragic accident that may change everything.

CM Magazine - January 6, 2006
"Sudden Impact is just as its titles says - a hard-hitting story that will stay with you long after you close the book. Recommended."


Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award nominee  | 2006 | Short-listed
Resource Links "The Year's Best"  | 2006 | Commended


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