Grave Message

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Pub Date 15 Feb 2022 | Archive Date 18 Jan 2022

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Description

Jaylin is studying for a stressful English exam when she receives a message from her best friend, Fatima.
The thing is, Fatima died a year ago in a terrible traffic accident. At first, Jaylin thinks someone is playing a horrible prank, but as the texts become more detailed, containing secrets that just the two of them shared, Jaylin realizes she’s either going mad or Fatima is actually reaching out to her from beyond the grave. Then Fatima shares one last secret and asks Jaylin to set the record straight around the circumstances of her death. Jaylin is torn. Is she strong enough to relive losing her best friend all over again?

Grave Message is part of the Orca Anchor series of hi-lo novels and written at a 1.9 reading level.

Orca Anchor are short, high-interest novels written specifically for teens reading below a grade 2.0 level. 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.

Jaylin is studying for a stressful English exam when she receives a message from her best friend, Fatima.
The thing is, Fatima died a year ago in a terrible traffic accident. At first, Jaylin thinks...


A Note From the Publisher

Mary Jennifer Payne is a graduate of the Humber School of Creative Writing and the author of a number of works for young people, including the Orca Soundings title Enough. She works as a special education teacher and lives in Toronto.
Mary Jennifer Payne is a graduate of the Humber School of Creative Writing and the author of a number of works for young people, including the Orca Soundings title Enough. She works as a special...

Advance Praise

Kirkus Reviews
“Payne effectively uses simple vocabulary and short chapters to tell a story that is full of suspense and intrigue and made even more accessible through the book’s physical design.”

CM Reviews
“Gives readers an edge-of-the-seat experience…A terrific story, blending the theme of grief and bereavement with the excitement of the supernatural and murder mystery genres. Highly Recommended.”

Kirkus Reviews
“Payne effectively uses simple vocabulary and short chapters to tell a story that is full of suspense and intrigue and made even more accessible through the book’s physical design.”

CM...


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