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Chris Crutcher–move over.” – Leslie Koster, Toronto Public Library Stranger at Bayyoung adult novel(Stoddart Publishing, Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1997) Shortlisted, CNIB Torgi Award, 1999 Shortlisted, Red Maple Award, 1998 Ontario Library Association Shortlisted, Ann Connor Brimer Award, 1998 Nominee, The 1998 Blue Heron Award Of Things Not Seen young adult novel(Stoddart Publishing, Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1995) Shortlisted, Manitoba Young Reader’s Award, 1998 Lilla Sterling Award for excellence in children’s literature, 1996, Canadian Authors Association Ann Connor Brimer Award, 1995, Best book written by an Atlantic Canadian author Recommended for classroom study at the secondary level by the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Culture “Read Canada’s Best” recommended booklist Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Aker’s intensity of characterization provides a multifaceted glimpse of the pressures facing a male teen….This YA novel has one of the best starts of any I have read. aloud to students elicits a most powerful reaction.There is no need to have read The First Stone in order to enjoy The Fifth Rule – it stands alone perfectly well-, but anyone who has read the original book will definitely want to read this conclusion to Reef and Leeza’s story.This book will appeal to older readers looking for suspenseful realistic fiction.Agent: Marie Campbell A former high school teacher, Don Aker has written nineteen books, among them several novels for teenagers.His young adult fiction has earned him numerous awards, among them the Canadian Library Association’s Honour Book Award for The Space Between, the Ontario Library Association’s White Pine Award for The First Stone, Atlantic Canada’s Ann Connor Brimer Award for The First Stone and Of Things Not Seen, and the Canadian Authors Association’s Lilla Stirling Award for Of Things Not Seen and One on One.Fiction The Fifth Rule Reef becomes the centre of controversy while he tries to rebuild his reputation and his relationship with Leeza, the only girl he has ever loved.
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Reef and Leeza’s frustrated love story and Reef’s justifiable anger at the manipulative politician Decker are the emotional threads that propel readers through the plot.