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Sun Signs
Contributor(s): Hrdlitschka, Shelley (Author)

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ISBN: 1551433389     ISBN-13: 9781551433387
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2005
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Annotation: Unable To Attend School while she battles cancer, fifteen-year-old Kayleigh Wyse tries to complete her classes online by correspondence. Developing a science project on astrology, Kayleigh enlists other online learners as study participants. What starts as a collaborative and supportive project based on the scientific method, slowly becomes unwieldy and then flawed when it is apparent that all the project participants are hiding vital clues about their identities. As Kayleigh struggles with the effects of chemotherapy and radiation, she is forced to examine the assumptions she has made about others and the manner in which she presents herself to the world. "Sun Signs is a compelling story that examines the danger of blind faith in an electronic age and the ease with which our identities, in the absence of traditional clues, can shift and change.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Fiction | Health & Daily Living - Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Friendship
- Young Adult Fiction | Computers & Digital Media
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2004118008
Age Level: 12-17
Grade Level: 7-12
Physical Information: 0.45" H x 5.68" W x 7.5" (0.43 lbs) 195 pages
Features: Bibliography, Ikids, Price on Product
Awards: Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award, Nominee, Young Readers, 2007
Review Citations: Kirkus Review - Children 04/01/2005 pg. 419
Quill & Quire 05/01/2005 pg. 40
Voice of Youth Advocates 06/01/2005 pg. 131
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2005 pg. 20
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2005 pg. 335 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 87607
Reading Level: 5.1   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 4.0
 
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Publisher Description:
Unable to attend school while she battles cancer, fifteen-year-old Kaleigh Wyse tries to complete her classes online by correspondence. Developing a science project on astrology, Kaleigh enlists other online learners as study participants. What starts as a collaborative and supportive project based on the scientific method, slowly becomes unwieldy and then flawed when it is apparent that all the project participants are hiding vital clues about their identities. As Kaleigh struggles with the effects of chemotherapy and radiation, she is forced to examine the assumptions she has made about others and the manner in which she presents herself to the world. Sun Signs is a compelling story that examines the danger of blind faith in an electronic age and the ease with which our identities, in the absence of traditional clues, can shift and change.

Contributor Bio(s): Hrdlitschka, Shelley: - Shelley Hrdlitschka has written many novels for teens, including Sister Wife, which was nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award. She lives in North Vancouver, British Columbia, where she hikes, snowshoes and hangs out with grizzly bears at the Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife. For more information, visit www.shelleyhrdlitschka.ca.
 
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