Sleight of Hand (Orca Soundings)
11 Jan. 2015
Paperback / softback
On a dare from his girlfriend's brother, Javvan steals a neighbor's car. Now he‚Äôs got a criminal record and a bigger problem: get a job or violate his parole. Endless interviews later and no one will hire him because of his criminal record. Whatever happened to a second chance? Finally, he gets a gig with a contractor named Kevin, and Javvan figures his life is on an upswing. Too bad Kevin‚Äôs a thief and he‚Äôs given Javvan one choice. Help him steal, or he‚Äôll make sure Javvan ends up back in jail.Orca Soundings are short, high-interest novels written specifically for teens. These edgy stories with compelling characters and gripping storylines are ones they will want to read. Reading levels from grade 2.0 to 4.5; Interest level ages 12+.