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War Games

By Jacqueline Guest

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Series: Lorimer SideStreets

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Ryan Taber's father is about to deploy for his first tour of duty with the Canadian army in Afghanistan. Ryan lives his days on an army base in Alberta, and spends his evenings at the CyberKnights cafe, playing his favourite video game, Desert Death. At CyberKnights, Ryan meets the Desert Death ultimate champion and becomes entangled in a world of danger and deceit that begins to resemble the very real circumstances his father is facing overseas.

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Awards

Commended - Best Books for Kids and Teens Selection 2010 -

War Games should appeal to its intended audience of teenaged boys and also provoke them to consider questions about the ethics and motivations of war abroad, as well as the equally important matter of learning to grapple with the complexities of familial relationships at home.

Recommended.


- Ellen Wu Canadian Review of Materials - Vol. XV, No. 13

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"In her latest book, War Games, Jacqueline Guest has provided us with tremendous insight into some of the unique challenges our military families may face when their CF member deploys to Afghanistan. I was moved by how powerfully and yet realistically the story played out, and I see this novel as an invaluable resource to our teens and the parents of teens, who may be impacted by Canada's mission in Afghanistan."


- Colleen Rowe, Executive Director Calgary Military Family Resource Centre

JACQUELINE GUEST is a Metis writer who lives in Bragg Creek, Alberta. She is the author of 10 previous Lorimer novels, including Hat Trick, Free Throw, Rookie Season, and A Goal in Sight, which are Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice selections, and the SideStreets novels Lightening Rider, Racing Fear and At Risk. A Goal in Sight was also nominated for a Golden Eagle Award.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 184 pages
Publication Date: 26th November 2008
ISBN: 9781552770351
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Hardback, 184 pages
Publication Date: 15th October 2008
ISBN: 9781552770368
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 27th June 2012
ISBN: 9781552776186
Format: EPUB

BIC Code: YFB, YFN, YX, YXF, YXG
BISAC Code:  4.0.2.0.1.0.0, JUV013060, JUV039030, JUV039090
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 14 To 18

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"Sensitive and effective, these small, short books are explicitly aimed at reluctant readers." —Kirkus Reviews

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