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Riot Act

Riot Act

Daniel and his friend are caught up in a post-game riot.

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ISBN 9781459801394
Barcode 9781459801394
Published 1 July 2012 by INT BOOKS
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Tullson, Diane
Series Orca Soundings
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ISBN-13 9781459801394
ISBN-10 1459801393
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher INT BOOKS
Imprint Orca Book Publishers,Canada
Publication Date 1 July 2012
International Publication Date 1 April 2012
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Tullson, Diane
Series Orca Soundings
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Family, Home & Self Help
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 274mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 120g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Friendship, Riots
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 813.623
Catalogue Code 259621

Description of this Book

How often do you get to see a car tipped or stores looted? Seventeen-year-old Daniel gets caught up in a post-game riot, and then he and his best friend escape police by breaking into a store. They only intend to cut through to the alley, but rioters follow and trash the place. Daniel prevents an arsonist from torching the store; the next day he's a hero while his friend is outed as a rioter. Can Daniel save face, and will it cost him his friend?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Commended for CCBC Best Books starred selection 2012 (Canada)
NZ Review The reality check this story provides will have most readers questioning their own behaviour and that of their peer group. The more subtle but equally important message about the building of strong families and working hard at your job will send quiet reverberations through readers' lives. The dialogue is excellent, revealing character and moving the action along...Bravo to Orca and to Tullson for addressing these timely and eternal themes in such a riveting fashion. -- (04/01/2012) Inspired by the 2011 Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver, this slim Orca Soundings volume raises hefty questions about human nature...Tullson punctuates the action-packed drama with short, spare narration that maintains tension throughout. Reluctant readers in particular will appreciate the effect as well as the arresting subject matter. -- (06/01/2012) Very fast-paced, action-filled, likable believable characters--and well written. --NMRLS Youth Services Book Review Group (07/01/2012) This quick read will appeal to reluctant readers. It is fast paced and interesting. This story reveals how quickly things can get out of hand and end up in a full blown riot. -- (07/07/2012) This short, easy-read, high-interest novel is for teens in grades 9-12. The topic and storyline will hold the interest of teenagers. -- (05/24/2012) The pace moves along quickly, the sentences are short, and the characters are realistic...The writing is terse but lyrical, easy to read and compelling. -- (09/01/2012) This fast-paced, slim novel is a disturbing but ultimately satisfying story that will surely spark discussion. --School Library Journal (11/01/2012) The riot scenes [are] tightly written and really convey a sense of danger and urgency. Teens looking for a fast read will find it here. -- (10/18/2012) Tullson skillfully navigates themes of forgiveness, mob mentality, and redemption, in this short but poignant addition to the Orca Soundings book series. Riot Act is the story of young people caught up in events beyond their control, but who must take responsibility both for what they did--no matter how small in relation to the misdeeds of others--and what they did not do. The events are told realistically, mirroring the actual events of the Vancouver post-game riots in 2011, with text even describing images in newspapers and actual recorded events...A fast-paced, plausible, and satisfying read that teens will likely enjoy and learn from. -- (03/02/2012)

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Author's Bio

Diane Tullson has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and is a trained technical writer. She is a member of the Canadian Children's Book Centre, the Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable, Children's Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia and the Writers Union of Canada. Diane has been nominated for many awards, including the Stellar Award and the Arthur Ellis Award. Diane lives near Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.dianetullson.com.

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