Sketches by Eric WaltersSketches by Eric Walters


byEric Walters

Mass Market Paperback | May 6, 2008

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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.
Award-winning author Eric Walters is one of Canada’s best-known and most prolific writers of fiction for children and young adults. He has published over eighty novels, which have won over one hundred awards, including eleven separate children’s choice awards, and have been translated into over eleven languages around the world. He...
Title:SketchesFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 6.87 × 4.18 × 0.8 inPublished:May 6, 2008Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143312545

ISBN - 13:9780143312543

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Real Life Book- One of my Favourite Eric Walters Books I really enjoyed reading this book. It is a story about the real life struggles of a group of kids whoa re struggling to life out on the street of Toronto. I felt this book made me see things for a different perspective and it really got me thinking. I 100% recommend reading this book and it was a great novel to read. I feel and age could read this starting at about 8 years and older. If you are thinking of purchasing this book just do it because you will really like it!
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love! Truly eye opening to the very real struggles of what people go through living on the streets. It does not try to sugar coat anything, but it also does seem to try and give hope as well.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YES Still remains one of my favorite books, even as a young adult! It's different.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved! This book was donated in my name to my elementary school library after winning a reading award. It was not a book I would have normally gravitated towards but I am so happy it was the one chosen! What an enlightening account of the trials and tribulations of teenage homelessness.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Edgy Great, edgy read for teens and preteens. Can also be used as a read aloud in intermediate classrooms. Good discussion topics. Readers will be intrigued!
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Awesome A very good read that shows the truth.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sketches Classical Eric Walters at his best. His stories are well written and a great way for younger readers to understand bigger issues facing our world.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very eye opening This book follows the lives of young adults living the streets. It is extremely eye opening and makes you realize just what people have to do in order to survive when they have nothing. I read this a long time ago in elementary school and I recommend it to anyone over the age of 12.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sketches This book follows the journey of street life ,great story line.
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from WOW This really was a good book. You follow the fast paced story of Dana, Brent and Ashley while also learning a lot about life on the streets for these teens. I didn't LOVE this book but i would recommend it.
Date published: 2013-01-14