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Truth and Lies

By Tamara Williams

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Series: Lorimer SideStreets

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When Erin arrives for class at Oshawa Secondary, she learns that her friend Marcel has been badly beaten up. She immediately wonders whether it was a gay-bashing, or whether he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Marcel is in a coma, so she has no clues to help her. As far as she knows he doesn't have any enemies, but there are plenty of guys at school who don't hide their hateful feelings for gay people. When the police investigation of Marcel's attack comes up against a brick wall, Erin decides she'll have to track down the guilty parties herself. Her search takes her on a dark journey through throbbing dance clubs and back alleys in a desperate effort to discover the truth.
Truth and Lies is a gritty, suspenseful story that examines the prejudice and hatred faced by gay people in our society, both within school walls and beyond them. [Fry Reading Level - 4.7

Awards

Winner - Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario Rainbow Vision Award - 2005

Short-listed - White Pine Book Award - 2003

"Written by a high school teacher, Truth and Lies reflects all the cultures that exist in a high school, good and bad, and is very believable."

- Barbara Jo McKee Kliatt

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 22nd May 2002
ISBN: 9781550287561
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Hardback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 15th May 2002
ISBN: 9781550287530
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 27th June 2012
ISBN: 9781552775912
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  4.0.2.0.9.2.0, JUV039120
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 14 To 18

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  • Page-turning novels that engage reluctant readers
  • Presenting real-world issues in real ways
  • Award-winning, knowledgeable authors
  • Diverse characters and settings

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

"The quality of writing is excellent, and this book should be in every junior and senior- high school library...highly recommended."
—Canadian Book Review Annual

Sidestreets are edgy, fast-paced novels, that combine real-world themes and believable characters to make for short heart-stopping books - sure to engage the most reluctant reader.

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