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Epic Fail

By Cristy Watson

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Series: Lorimer SideStreets

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Epic Fail tells the story of Kenzie, a 16-year-old half Native American girl, and her two best friends, who have grown up in a multiracial, mixed-income suburb. Two years after a party where Kenzie was raped, she is still dealing with the trauma. When photos of the incident appear on social media there are serious consequences for everyone involved.

This book tells a tough but realistic story about teen relationships and sexual assault and how social media plays a role in magnifying its impact.

Awards

Winner - CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens - 2018

"I love the Sidestreets series, and this book is no exception. It tackles a very difficult issue that is very relevant in today's society of social media and cell phones. It's a quick read, and very to the point, and it outlines the aftermath of the horrific event, and the healing, rather than the event itself. If you haven't read a Sidestreets book, I highly recommend it. It's a great series for teens, on very real issues, and it's Canadian!"

- Bailey Randolph, Librarian NetGalley

"This book opens the door to talk about rape culture and the way that women are allowed to navigate in the world of sexuality."

- Isaiah Roby NetGalley

"In addition to the diverse protagonists, many secondary characters also bring diversity to the series."

- Kirkus Reviews

CRISTY WATSON is passionate about teaching and writing. She lives near the beach in White Rock, B.C., where she hosts an open mic at her local coffee shop. She is the award-winning author of five other novels Benched, Living Rough, On Cue, Cutter Boy, and Dead to Me. She was a 2017 PNBA Book Award Nominee for On Cue.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 176 pages
Publication Date: 15th August 2017
ISBN: 9781459412378
Format: 7.5in x 5.25in

Binding: Electronic book text, 176 pages
Publication Date: 15th August 2017
ISBN: 9781459412477
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  YAF012000, YAF058020, YAF058220
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 13 To 18

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  • 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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