By Robert Rayner (CA)

Publisher: Breakwater Books Ltd.


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When three teenage friends oppose the annexation of their favourite beach by a prominent businessman and philanthropist, their efforts to keep it public are rebuffed or ignored. Their actions quickly move beyond conventional protest, despite the wa ings of an adult friend, the gentle, enigmatic Dexter Lully. As the friends, frustrated and desperate, are driven towards the dark, morally ambiguous world of direct action, one embraces it, one is thrust into it, and one teeters on the brink, appalled at the widening rift he sees separating his friends from him, and from society, for ever.
About the Author: A former principal, teacher and journalist in England, Newfoundland and New Brunswick, Robert Rayner now concentrates on writing, and has six young adult novels and one adult novel in print. His stories have been shortlisted for the Ann Connor Brimer Children’s Literature Prize and the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award. He lives on the Magaguadavic River in St. George, New Brunswick.

Language: eng

192 pages

Publication Date: 20080429

  • Atlantic Books in Schools
  • English Language Arts
  • Grade Range: 7-9
  • NSSBB Authorized Learning Resource