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Picture This

3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  76 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Ethan lives in a foster home, struggling to put his life on the right track. Involved in a photography program for at-risk kids, he finds himself threatened again and again by someone who wants his camera. What does Ethan know? And what is on his camera that someone is willing to kill for? Struggling to stay out of trouble and solve the mystery, he discovers he has all the ...more
Hardcover, 109 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Orca Book Publishers
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Jennifer Wardrip
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Life hasn't been easy for Ethan. He had to leave his last foster home after Mrs. Girardi had a heart attack. Now he's living with Mr. and Mrs. Ashdale. They are nice folks, and thanks to them, he's no longer involved with the Nine Eight gang.

Ethan is spending the summer taking pictures. He is part of a new program at the local community center called Picture This. Just about every minute of every day he's got his camera in hand and
Nour Alshurafa
Aug 25, 2015 Nour Alshurafa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read “Picture This” and I think it’s a very interesting book to read. The beginning of the book it brings the reader attention of what’s happening. When I first took the book and I looked at the book cover, I thought it would be about dream and the main character is trying to picture it. It’s easy to read. I encourage everyone who loves action and mystery to read it. It’s kind of sad what happen to the main character’s parent.
I also like the end of the book because the main character achieved
Jun 01, 2017 Raelyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book Picture This is about a foster kid named Ethan trying to get away from his past. In the past Ethan was involved in a gang and was rivals with a gang called the nine-eights. Ethan moved into a foster home with three other kids. He is a part of a photography class to keep him out of trouble. One day after class, Ethan took a shortcut into an alley. A man was following him. Once Ethan turned around the man had a gun up to his head and told Ethan to give up the camera or else. Ethan doesn’ ...more
Victoria Waddle
Jun 15, 2015 Victoria Waddle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ethan is living in his second foster home when he is enrolled in Picture This is a program for troubled teens. He’s learning photography skills and he’s good at it—creative and serious.

So when someone follows Ethan down a dark alley and tells him to hand over his backpack or be shot, Ethan doesn’t want to give up his backpack. There’s nothing of value in it except his camera. And that camera has all the pictures for his project on freedom.

Ethan thinks that the mugger doesn’t really have a gun. W
Apr 16, 2012 Marcus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book i read was Picture this and it was written by Norah McClintock. It was publish by Ocra Soundings in Custer,WA. My opinion of this book is that you change your life around because people come from gang to getting to get out of gangs.It was a intersting book so the was at a Rec center and a house. The main characters of the story were Ethan,Mrs Ashdale,Officer Firelli and DeVon. Ethan coming into a new home. The conflict was this gang trying to kill Ethan,and an officer. I did not like ho ...more
Macenzie Wilbourn
Micheal has been a foster kid for his whole life.When he was 12 he got adopted by a girl name Mrs. Gosher.Then he had bad friends in school and Micheal hated Mrs.Gosher so he decided with his buddies to mess around and trash her house.Then Mrs.Gosher told the cops on him and the cop was named Kin, Kin sent Micheal back to the foster care and then someone adopted Micheal but actually it was someone new.He liked this girl more Her name was Mrs.Rashder Mrs.Rashder was a nice lady she had a husband ...more
Ethan knows how to get into trouble, and when he's faced with a mugger in the first pages of this book, he displays a cool that most of us wouldn't. First, he knows he has nothing of value to steal, and second, he knows how to handle himself.

What seems like an isolated attack takes on a more and more ominous feel; Ethan's new life with new foster parents begins to unravel...but why? Why is he a target of violent gang members? Why is his foster home ransacked? Why is he shot at?

The only thing o
Jul 13, 2010 Heather rated it liked it
Ethan takes pictures as part of a photography program for at risk kids. As a poor foster kid, Ethan didn't think he had anything of value, so why did some guy try to take his backpack, and who ransacked his Foster Parent's home? What's on his camera that someone's willing to kill for? Norah McClintock writes another exciting fast read. McClintock's books appeared on previous Quick Picks Lists, 2010 for Taken, 2008 for Bang! and Down! and in 2007 for Tell.
Dec 10, 2009 Bethfarley_3 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tweens
This was a fun book to read. It had some adventure and is part of the Orca Book Series. It was quick to read and kept my attention, although I figured out the ending before I read it. Ethan Lives in a foster home and is trying to put his life back in order but because of his past it comes up to haunt him by the local police. Ethan is enrolled in the photography program for at-risk kids and he finds himself threatened over and over again by someone who wants his camera.
Raiveran Rabbit
This wasn't a bad short story. Unfortunately, I read it on a Kobo so therefore didn't know what it was about, or how long it was, until I was done.
Nick Trainor
I liked this book it didn't come straight to the point of what it was about and you actually had to read threw so the book wasn't ruined at the beginning
Nik Fiset
this book was interesting
Kaylabookworm22 L
Loved it! Love the author's work :)
Dec 06, 2010 Elsa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not bad.....nice and short.
I enjoyed reading this book. I liked how the author made the story feel real. I feel like this story has actually happened in real life. I would recommend that you reas this book
Mar 29, 2010 Amanda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I've read a couple of her books and I keep thinking I am going to like them. The only good I can say is that it only took a little while to read this book so not much of my time was wasted.
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Norah McClintock’s fascinating mysteries are hard to put down. Her Chloe & Levesque series, Mike & Riel series, and Robyn Hunter series, all published by Scholastic Canada, have been popular with readers in many countries. Norah has also written several crime novels for reluctant readers in the Orca Soundings series from Orca Book Publishers,

Norah is a five-time winner of the Crime Writer
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