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At Risk
Format: Paperback
, 2004
  • Tia is spending the summer working at a special ranch designed to "scare straight" at-risk youth. She tries to bond with Sage, a street kid who has been given one last chance to get her life together. But Sage resists Tia's overtures, and when money goes missing, all fingers point to the troubled teen. At Risk combines a satisfying mystery plot with a sympathetic portrayal of teens grappling with dark pasts and uncertain futures.


    Interest age: From 13 To 17
    Fry Reading Level [grade]: 4.6
    Lexile Reading Level: 760L

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Dream Racer
Format: Paperback
, 2006
  • Zoë's caught the racing bug. Not only is she following in the tire tracks of her older brother as a rally racer, she thinks she might even have the stuff to become a racecar engineer one day. But Zoë's mother has another dream for her daughter, and it's called "Zoë Kendall, M.D." In this fast-action sequel to Racing Fear, Zoë must learn to stand up to her mother's good intentions before her true aspirations come to a screeching halt.


    Interest age: From 13 To 17
    Fry Reading Level [grade]: 4.6
    Lexile Reading Level: 800L

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Hook Up
Author: Kim Firmston
Format: Paperback
, 2012
  • Cody Manywounds's intentions are good, but it seems that every time he makes one little mistake, he gets caught. He got into some serious trouble with his friends a while ago, but since then, things have been looking up -- his grades are good, his girlfriend is hot, and the escape to university (and more girls) is just around the corner. Then it all comes crashing down with a single text message: "I'm pregnant. Call me. :)" When Cody's girlfriend decides to get an abortion, he finds himself dealing with conflicting emotions -- and discovers how little a say he is given in the matter.

    Interest age: From 13 To 18
    Fry Reading Level [grade]: 3.2
    Lexile Reading Level: 610L

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Lightning Rider
Format: Paperback
, 2000
  • When January Fournier arrives at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, her brother Grey is barely clinging to life in intensive care after a horrible motorcycle crash. She''s devastated--but things get worse when the police accuse Grey of a string of bike thefts, claims he''s in no condition to dispute.

    Jan decides she''s the only person who can uncover the truth and sets out to find the real thief. Soon, however, she finds her efforts blocked by a police officer who''s determined to see Grey convicted. In pursuit of the truth Jan has to pilot her own bike through the twisting switchbacks of Kananaskis County, with both her fate and that of her brother hanging on the edge of disaster.

    Lightning Rider is the story of a young Métis woman''s determination to see her brother vindicated--whatever the cost.

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Love Hurts
Format: Paperback
, 2013
  • Mel's best friend Dustin is her dream guy, but she lost her chance with him last year and now he's seeing someone else. Enter Colter, the handsome new guy in school who is definitely interested in her. It's just the thing Mel needs to get her mind off Dustin. Before Mel realizes it, she's spending almost every waking moment with Colter, even skipping volleyball practices and nights out with friends.

    When Colter gives Mel a ring, alarm bells start ringing, and Mel worries that maybe they're moving too fast. But every time Mel tries to cool things down a bit, Colter latches on even tighter. Mel can't bring herself to leave him. But she is beginning to wonder what lengths Colter will go to if she does.

    [Fry reading level - 3.7]

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Pure Fake
Format: Paperback
, 2013
  • Gina is the kind of girl who works hard to keep up her appearance -- not just her hair and makeup, but going so far as breast-enhancement surgery and regular diet pills. When tall, athletic, good-looking Colter wants to be her boyfriend, Gina jumps at the chance. She thinks they'll be the perfect couple and ignores the warning signs that things aren't right with him. That includes rumours that his past girlfriend has a restraining order against him. But when Colter’s actions put Gina in physical danger she is finally forced to wake up to what Colter is really like.

    [Fry reading level - 3.0]

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Racing Fear
Format: Paperback
, 2004
  • Trent and Adam were best friends and rally racing buddies until a terrible accident, when Adam was at the wheel, puts Trent in the hospital. After a long separation, the teens try to pick up their friendship where it left off, but Adam's guilty feelings and Trent's odd behaviour make it tough. Why is Trent hanging around Marcus, a guy he says he can't stand? And why isn't his Ritalin working anymore?

    When Adam discovers Trent is dealing with the dark side, it's a race to save his friend from himself. Racing Fear is an action-packed ride that takes a hard look at the selling of prescription drugs.

    Interest age: From 13 To 17
    Fry Reading Level [grade]: 5.2
    Lexile Reading Level: 760L

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Touch
Author: Kim Firmston
Format: Paperback
, 2013
  • Ethan is trying his hardest to get some attention from his family, but his dad's focus is always directed towards troubled stepsister Haley. When a dark secret threatens to destroy his family life, Ethan turns to his hacking skills to figure out who to believe: his father or Haley. He must also deal with the fact that he has spent his life striving to be just like his dad, someone he may not really know -- or want to be -- at all.

    [Fry reading level - 3.1]

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War Games
Format: Paperback
, 2008
  • Ryan Taber's father is about to deploy for his first tour of duty with the Canadian army in Afghanistan. Ryan lives his days on an army base in Alberta, and spends his evenings at the CyberKnights cafe, playing his favourite video game,Desert Death. At CyberKnights, Ryan meets the Desert Death ultimate champion and becomes entangled in a world of danger and deceit that begins to resemble the very real circumstances his father is facing overseas.

    [Fry Reading Level - 5.5]

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Wild Ride
Format: Paperback
, 2005
  • Jan and her new family have moved to Banff, Alberta and when Willow Whitecloud, an RCMP Summer Student, comes to live with them, things start to happen.

    Is it coincidence that a rash of grizzly bear poaching begins soon after Willow arrives? And what's with Willow's strange religious beliefs? She smudges, believes in evil wittigos and is sure Jan has a spirit helper. When Jan compares Willow's spiritual beliefs with her own mainstream religious background, conflicts arise that she can't deal with alone.

    An action packed read with fast motorcycles, computer hacking and evil spirits all clashing to make this book a truly Wild Ride!

    Interest age: From 12 To 17
    Fry Reading Level [grade]: 3.3
    Lexile Reading Level: 770L

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