Face the Music

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Pub Date 15 Feb 2022 | Archive Date 11 Jan 2022

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Tyler and Mason dream of escaping to the big city and getting started on their lives.

One night, Mason convinces Tyler to help him steal a car and they are soon having the adventure of a lifetime. Until they run out of gas. Stranded on the side of the highway, Mason blames Tyler, Tyler blames Mason and their argument turns physical. Their fight is broken up by a scruffy-looking guy who offers them a ride to the city. Eventually the teens realize their rescuer is none other than Sean Dakota, a heavy-metal musician who suddenly disappeared from the spotlight the previous year. Tyler is intrigued by this music legend, but Mason wants to take advantage of him. Listening to Sean and the lessons he’s learned from his own life choices, Tyler starts to realize how dangerous and damaging his friendship with Mason is. But will he find the courage to branch out on his own?

Face the Music is part of the Orca Soundings series of hi-lo novels and written at a 2.9 reading level.

Orca Soundings are short, high-interest novels written specifically for teens. These edgy stories with compelling characters and gripping storylines are ones they will want to read.

Orca's hi-lo is printed in an ultra-readable, highly-accessible format with dyslexia-friendly, more readable font, increased spacing between words and lines and cream-colored paper to minimize contrast so readers can focus more easily.

Tyler and Mason dream of escaping to the big city and getting started on their lives.

One night, Mason convinces Tyler to help him steal a car and they are soon having the adventure of a lifetime...


A Note From the Publisher

Lesley Choyce, who has been teaching English and creative writing for over thirty years, is the author of more than 100 books of literary fiction, short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction and young adult novels. He has won the Dartmouth Book Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize and the Ann Connor Brimer Award. He has also been shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, the White Pine Award, the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award, the Aurora Award from the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association and, most recently, the Governor General’s Literary Award. He lives at Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia.
Lesley Choyce, who has been teaching English and creative writing for over thirty years, is the author of more than 100 books of literary fiction, short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction and young...

Advance Praise

"It provides a variety of topics for readers to discuss…This is a strong choice for reluctant readers."—Kirkus Reviews

“Offers the reader a quick jaunt into the lives of two teenage boys…An interesting text for struggling teen readers interested in knowing how choices in life can make a difference and that toxic relationships need to end. Recommended.”—CM Reviews

"It provides a variety of topics for readers to discuss…This is a strong choice for reluctant readers."—Kirkus Reviews

“Offers the reader a quick jaunt into the lives of two teenage boys…An...


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