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On the Game

By Monique Polak

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Series: Lorimer SideStreets

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There's nothing more exciting than being young and in love -- especially when the object of your affection is an older guy who showers you with gifts and attention. But when Yolande's new boyfriend, Etienne, asks her to go on a date with another guy, it becomes clear that his love comes at a terrible price. Inspired by true events, On the Game follows one ordinary girl on an extraordinary journey into the dark world of teenage prostitution. [Fry Reading Level - 4.0

Awards

Winner - Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection - 2006

"Polak's cautionary work is hauntingly convincing."

- Carol-Ann Hoyte Montreal Review of Books

"Polak has created a story that is entrenched with the reality surrounding teenagers today....On the Game is a story for every teenager, both male and female. For the male, the novel teaches the lesson of the need to take care of other's feelings, and for the female, it shows that it is sometimes necessary to ask for help if you do not think you can say no. A book that, once it is started, is difficult to put down."

- CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 184 pages
Publication Date: 1st June 2005
ISBN: 9781550288766
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Hardback, 184 pages
Publication Date: 15th July 2005
ISBN: 9781550288773
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Previous Editions: (show)
Publication Date: 1st January 2015
ISBN: 9781552776100
Format: EPUB

BIC Code: YFB, YFM, YXS
BISAC Code:  JUV014000, JUV039190
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 14 To 18

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SideStreets

SideStreets Series

Edgy & realistic teen fiction

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  • Page-turning novels that engage reluctant readers
  • Presenting real-world issues in real ways
  • Award-winning, knowledgeable authors
  • Diverse characters and settings

"Sensitive and effective, these small, short books are explicitly aimed at reluctant readers." —Kirkus Reviews

"The quality of writing is excellent, and this book should be in every junior and senior- high school library...highly recommended."
—Canadian Book Review Annual

Sidestreets are edgy, fast-paced novels, that combine real-world themes and believable characters to make for short heart-stopping books - sure to engage the most reluctant reader.

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