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Thirteen-year-old Nate needs a break from looking after his newly disabled mom. One day when his mom thinks he's at a cross-country meet, he goes to the mall with a friend he's forbidden to have contact with. At the skate shop he sees a new board he can't afford but has to have, and Nate gets talked into running a scam. It turns out Nate looks a lot like a teen TV star fil ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 11th 2016 by Orca Book Publishers
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Jennifer Mook-Sang
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
i enjoyed this book immensely for the thrills and the feels.
Joanne
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is my first Orca Currents book, but I'm a big fan of Jocelyn Shipley (seriously, read How to Tend a Grave if you haven't already) so I was happy to cut my teeth on this one.

Nate sneaks away from home to go have a fun day with his friend, the not so angelic Lug, at the mall, but things go sideways when Lug decides to pull a scam with Nate at the center of it. Though Nate's conscience tugs at him, he's dazzled by the potential to cash in so he can get himself a new skateboard. Except, things
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Nicole Winters
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A terrific read! Great tension, terrific pacing, realistic characters. I'm positive that any young reluctant teen reader who sees reading as dull, boring and a "do I have to?" will enjoy this stor
Congrats, Jocelyn!
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NBD/Biblion read.

Nice little book, very suitable for its audience.
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Apparently Nate looks a lot like a celebrity and he and his friend decide to capitalize on this while at the mall one day. They quickly set up a scam to make some money by promising to get girls onto the set of the celebrity's show as extras. Nate is reluctant, but wants the money for a new skateboard, so he goes along with it. However, while they are at the mall scamming girls, Nate meets a girl who is different and he really likes her. He starts to think twice about his decisions, but his frie ...more
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Born and raised in London, Ontario, Jocelyn graduated from York University and has studied writing at St. Lawrence College and the Humber School for Writers. She always wanted to be a writer, and won her first award at age nine, for poems entered in the local Hobby Fair.


Jocelyn now lives in Toronto and on Vancouver Island. Her YA novel,How to Tend a Grave, won the 2012 Gold Medal Moonbeam Award f
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