Sketches (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 13, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 232 pages
31 Reviews
After fleeing her suburban home, 15-year-old Dana struggles to survive in the alleys, squats, and subway stations of downtown Toronto. Dana and her two friends, seasoned street kids Brent and Ashley, must contend with turf wars, thugs, hunger, and the daily battle of life on the streets.When Danaís graffiti on an underpass catches the eye of a counsellor at Sketches, a drop-in centre for homeless teens, Dana discovers a haven where she can express herself through art. As she works on a self-portrait, Dana begins to confront the reason she left home. The truth of what her stepfather did to her is trying to surface, but will it come out through her paintbrush or the blade of a knife?

This gritty, honest portrayal of street life from acclaimed author Eric Walters is a testament to the healing power of art.
  

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User Review  - Madi - Goodreads

Sketches was an okay book in my opinion. The plot was all over the place and the climax only really appeared in the second to last chapter. The author had a great plot but it just didn't work out with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Regan - Goodreads

I would've given this a higher rating but the ending seemed like it was rushed. It's also not as good as some of the other books I've read on homelessness. It never tackled any darker issues. But it was still a good, quick read. Read full review

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CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER EIGHT
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CHAPTER TWELVE
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
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