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edition:Paperback
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category: Young Adult Fiction
published: Jan 2021
ISBN:9781459827981
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Pickpocket

by Karen Spafford-Fitz

tagged: thrillers & suspense, contemporary, runaways, diversity & multicultural
Description

After his younger sister dies, 17-year-old Jean-Luc goes into a downward spiral. He is sent away for the summer to live with his uncle in a small town on the coast of France. His first day there he meets the beautiful Selina and decides that this summer might not be so bad after all. That is until he realizes that she stole his wallet. Jean-Luc does some detective work and eventually tracks her down. Selina confesses that she and other runaway teens are being exploited by a mysterious figure known only as Le Patron. Jean-Luc devises a plan to help Selina escape, but will the two of them be able to outwit the dangerous criminal?

About the Author

Karen Spafford-Fitz is the author of several novels for young people, including Dog Walker and Unity Club in the Orca Currents line. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 100
Grade:
8 to 12
Reading age:
12 to 100
Editorial Reviews

“This accessible, fast-moving story features a unique setting and a moving story of personal redemption. Recommended for high school collections in need of hi-lo materials.”

— School Library Journal

“An accessible, engaging tale of redemption.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“An engaging story that combines adventure, action, and an interesting destination. Highly Recommended.”

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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