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Out Of Season
by Kari Jones (Goodreads Author)
Fourteen-year-old Maya sneaks out in her kayak before breakfast every day to check on a family of sea otters living in nearby Riley Bay. It's hard being an animal lover in a fishing family. The animals Maya loves threaten her family's livelihood, and Maya doesn't know if she can trust her family not to hurt them. She is determined to protect the sea otters, even if it ...more
Paperback, 111 pages
Published March 30th 2012 by Orca Books
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Out of Season was a really cute story. It's definitely geared towards younger readers, but I still very much enjoyed it. I loved Maya's love and compassion for the sea otters, though at times her passion for keeping them safe did go a little too far...(view spoiler)[by putting herself in harm's way. I thought it was a little unbelievable that she's escape the poachers so many times, but then again it is a book geared for younger teens and so it's probably perfect for that age group. (hide spoile ...more
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I am a writer living in Victoria where I alternate between writing and teaching. I love writing about kids in action, kids exploring their world, and kids solving problems for themselves. In "Shimmy" I got to combine two of the things I love the most: dancing and writing!More about Kari Jones...