The Middle Ground

  • Pages:144
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:hi-lo, high interest, low reading level, reading strategies, reluctant readers
  • Pub Date:02/06/2018
  • Age Groups:Adult Fiction
  • Fry Level:4.2
  • Lexile:HL610L
  • ATOS:4.2
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Missy Turner thinks of herself as the most ordinary woman in the world. She has a lot to be thankful for: a great kid, a loving husband, a job she enjoys and the security of living in the small town where she was born. Then one day everything gets turned upside down. She loses her job, catches her husband making out with the neighbor and is briefly taken hostage by a young man who robs the local café. With her world rapidly falling apart, Missy finds herself questioning the certainties she's lived with her whole life.
"Whittall's prose demonstrates vitality and humour as she includes the minutiae of daily life among the bizarre events in Missy's adventure...An entertaining read. Recommended."
– CM Magazine
"The Middle Ground is a well-written, fast-paced novel that deals with some very real issues that affect teenagers today…Whittall manages to pack in a ton of action and drama in this highly enjoyable read. Recommended."
– CM Magazine
Golden Oak Award nominee   | 2011  |  Short-listed