Sketches

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Penguin, Mar 13, 2008 - Young Adult Fiction - 232 pages
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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 Dana’s 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  - MkyLOL - LibraryThing

How does the setting of your book relate to the mood of the story? This story is placed in the alley ways, streets and subway because Dana (the main character of the story) has left home with no money ... Read full review

SKETCHES

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Art and the street provide refuge to a hurting teen. Escaping from her sexually abusive stepfather, Dana joins up with Brent and Ashley, two longtime residents of the Toronto streets. Making money by ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER EIGHT
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CHAPTER TWELVE
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
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Eric Walters’s young adult novels have won numerous awards, including the Silver Birch, Blue Heron, Red Maple, Snow Willow, and Ruth Schwartz Awards, and have received honors from UNESCO’s international award for Literature in the Service of Tolerance. He lives in Mississauga, Ontario.

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