Hell's Hotel

November 26, 2008|
Hell's Hotel by Lesley Choyce
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Tara''s life in Halifax is about as good as it gets--she gets top marks in her class, her parents are cool, she has a good part-time job, her boyfriend Ron edits an alternative paper.

Her life is especially good compared to her friend Janet''s. Janet fights with her parents whenever she sees them, which isn''t often. She spends more time begging for change on the street and crashing at the dismal squat locals call Hell''s Hotel.

Soon, however, cracks start to appear in Tara''s perfect life. When Ron writes an exposé on the kids who live at the Hotel, Tara is forced to question his motives. Things start falling apart, one by one: her grades slip, her friends drop her, her mom leaves town. When catastrophe hits Hell''s Hotel, however, Tara and Janet find themselves relying on each other more than either expected. Together they aim to make big changes, in their city and in themselves.

Set against a gritty, inner-city background, Hell''s Hotel examines the challenges teenagers face every day, in their comfortable homes and on the streets.

This book was originally published in 1984 as Dark End of Dream Street.

[Fry Reading Level - 3.3

LESLEY CHOYCE is a novelist and poet living at Lawrencetown Beach in Nova Scotia. A former grand champion of the Men''s Open Canadian National Surfing Championships, he surfs on the Atlantic coast year-round, along with running a literary publishing house and teaching English at Dalhousie University. He also has a regular nationally-br...
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Title:Hell's HotelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 7 X 4.25 X 1 inShipping dimensions:224 pages, 7 X 4.25 X 1 inPublished:26 novembre 2008Publisher:James Lorimer & Company Ltd., PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1552770222

ISBN - 13:9781552770221

Appropriate for ages: 7

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