The Trouble with Liberty

  • Pages:128
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Soundings
  • Themes:harassment, honesty, crime and punishment, sexual assault, mystery
  • Available:01/01/2003
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 12+
  • Reading Level:4.2
  • Lexile:HL620L
  • ATOS:4.2
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:Y
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Liberty Hayes has just moved to Sutter's Crossing and is the talk of the town. She has plenty of money and everyone wants to be her friend. When Liberty accuses a male teacher of sexually assaulting her, the rumors start. Val, her new best friend, is torn between believing Liberty and trusting her old friend Ryan when it comes to the truth. What is the trouble with Liberty?
"A well-written novel with believable characters and colourful expressions."
– Resource Links
"[A] well-written, fast-paced novella that will hook readers. Even though it is geared toward reluctant readers, many teens will be able to relate to the situations."
– School Library Journal
"Butcher accurately captures the gossipy social milieu of a school and a small community...Recommended."
– Canadian Book Review Annual
"Everyone who has gone to high school has met a manipulator like Liberty...This book was an absolute page-turner...Highly Recommended."
– CM Magazine
Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) Our Choice   | 2004  |  Commended

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