Pain & Wastings
Authors: Mac, Carrie
Genres: Realistic Fiction
Topics: Teen Topics, Family & Siblings
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Grade: 9 - 12
Synopsis: At fifteen, Ethan is on the fast track to nowhere. In and out of group homes and constantly in trouble, Ethan is fighting to find a sense of who he is. After breaking into an amusement park and being savaged by a police dog, he is befriended by a paramedic. Offered a choice of court or going on a ride-along in an ambulance, Ethan takes what he thinks is the easy way out. On Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Ethan comes face to face with the horrific truth from his past and must learn to deal with where he came from and where he is going.
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